On Sept. 5, the WNBA commemorated its landmark 25th season by announcing the selection of "The W25"a collection of the 25 greatest and most influential players in WNBA history, according to a press release.
The unveiling of "The W25" took place on ABC during halftime of the game between the Las Vegas Aces and the Chicago Sky, which the Sky won. As part of this historic moment, the league is launching the first-ever "Vote for the GOAT" program (with more information at wnba.com/goatvote).
"Throughout this season, the WNBA and our fans are celebrating the impact the WNBA has made on sports and society over a quarter of a century," said WNBA Commissioner Cathy Engelbert. "I can think of no better way to honor those responsible for that impact than by unveiling the members of this prestigious group, The W25."
In March, the WNBA introduced the "The W25" platform in order to select and honor the 25 most dominant, skilled and entertaining players in league history.
The W25 includes 10 current players: Sue Bird, Tina Charles, Elena Delle Donne, Sylvia Fowles, Brittney Griner, Angel McCoughtry, Nneka Ogwumike, Candace Parker, Breanna Stewart and Diana Taurasi. Fifteen retired players are also among the honorees: Seimone Augustus, Swin Cash, Tamika Catchings, Cynthia Cooper, Yolanda Griffith, Becky Hammon, Lauren Jackson, Lisa Leslie, Maya Moore, Ticha Penicheiro, Cappie Pondexter, Katie Smith, Sheryl Swoopes, Tina Thompson and Lindsay Whalen.
Parker currently plays for the Chicago Sky. Delle Donne is the only player to be named WNBA MVP with two different teams (Chicago, 2015; Washington, 2019).