Sport Diana Taurasi breaks WNBA all-time scoring record

17:38  19 june  2017
17:38  19 june  2017 Source:   Sports Illustrated

Kobe congratulates ‘White Mamba’ Taurasi on scoring record

  Kobe congratulates ‘White Mamba’ Taurasi on scoring record Kobe Bryant was so impressed with Diana Taurasi breaking the WNBA’s all-time scoring record on Sunday that he is willing to share a nickname with the Phoenix Mercury star. Or, at least half a nickname.Taurasi, a three-time WNBA champion, passed Tina Thompson’s mark of 7,488 points when she scored 19 in a blowout win over the Los Angeles Sparks.

Diana Taurasi breaks WNBA all - time scoring record . Phoenix Mercury star Diana Taurasi scored more than 14 points to become the WNBA 's all - time leading scorer on Sunday afternoon against the Los Angeles Sparks.

It says something about Diana Taurasi 's mindset that when asked earlier this season about the WNBA 's all - time regular-season scoring record , she didn't mention herself. Even though she was on the verge of breaking the mark, she was thinking about somebody else.

  Diana Taurasi breaks WNBA all-time scoring record © Juan Ocampo/NBAE via Getty Images

Phoenix Mercury star Diana Taurasi scored more than 14 points to become the WNBA's all-time leading scorer on Sunday afternoon against the Los Angeles Sparks.

The previous WNBA leading scorer is Houston Comets and Los Angeles Sparks star Tina Thompson, who recorded 7,488 points in her 17-year career. Taurasi accomplished the feat in her 13th season.

Taurasi has been a member of the Mercury since she was selected with the No. 1 overall draft pick in 2004. She has won four Olympic gold medals, two world titles, three WNBA championships and three NCAA championships in her career.

This article was originally published on SI.com

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