Diana Taurasian LGBTQ+ WNBA player who was already the highest scoring athlete in league historyextended her record in a significant way.
Taurasi (a teammate of Brittney Griner) became the first player in WNBA history to score 10,000 points, hitting the mark with a long 3-pointer during the third quarter of an Aug. 3 game against the Atlanta Dream, NBC News noted. She had season-high 42 points in Phoenix's 91-71 victory to push her total to 10,024.
Taurasi's 10,000 points put her more than 2,500 ahead of second-place Tina Thompson. DeWanna Bonner is the next closest active player on the list, but the Connecticut Sun forward is nearly 3,300 points behind Taurasi.
The Mercury celebrated the occasion with live goats in the arena for a petting zoo experience. (Presumably, the goats represented "GOAT," which means "greatest of all time.") Each fan in attendance also received a placard congratulating Taurasi on 10,000 points.
Taurasi is married to former teammate Penny Taylor.