Lisa Leslie Basketball Center

Lisa Deshaun Leslie-Lockwood (born July 7, 1972) is a former American professional women's basketball player in the WNBA. She is a three-time WNBA MVP and a four-time Olympic gold medal winner. The number seven pick in the 1997 inaugural WNBA draft, she followed a superb career at the University of Southern California with seven WNBA All-Star appearances and two WNBA championships over the course of eleven seasons with the Los Angeles Sparks, before retiring in 2009. Leslie, a 6'5" center, is the first player to dunk in a WNBA game. She was considered a pioneer and cornerstone of the league during her WNBA career. In 2011, she was voted in by fans as one of the Top 15 players in WNBA history. Leslie is the daughter of Christine Lauren Leslie, who started her own truck driving business to support her three children, and Walter Leslie, a semiprofessional basketball player. Walter left the family when her mother was four months pregnant with her. Lisa's mother stood 6 ft 5 in. Leslie has two sisters: Dionne, who is five years older, and Tiffany, who is eight years younger. Lisa played basketball on an all boy basketball team in middle school.

Personal details

Date of birth
July 7th, 1972
Nationality
United States of America
Ethnicity
African American

Family

Spouse
Children

Education

1. University of Southern California Colleges/University

The University of Southern California (USC) is a private, not-for-profit, nonsectarian, research university located in Los Angeles, California, United States. USC was founded in 1880, making it California's oldest private research university. USC's development has closely paralleled the growth of Los Angeles, and the university historically has educated a large number of the city's business leaders and professionals. In recent decades, the university has also leveraged its location in Los Angeles to establish relationships with research institutions throughout Asia and the Pacific Rim. Reflecting the status of Los Angeles as a global city, USC has the largest number of international students of any university in the United States.

Institution info

Type University
Endowment
2012. 3.49 bil. $
2011. 3.5 bil. $
Institution colors
Founded
1880
Headquarters
University Park Campus, 90089 - Los Angeles, California
Undergraduates
2012. 18,000
2011. 17,414
2010. 17,380
2009. 16,751
2008. 16,608
Postgraduates
2012. 22,000
2011. 20,596
2010. 19,516
2009. 18,073
2008. 17,139
Acceptance rate
2014. 17.8 %
2013. 19.7 %
2012. 18.0 %
2011. 22.7 %
2010. 23.0 %
Local tuition
2013. 46.3 K $
2012. 43.7 K $
2011. 42.8 K $
2010. 40.4 K $
Official web page www.usc.edu
Wikipedia article
Social media

Institution social analysis

Notable alumni by career
Notable alumni by gender
Notable alumni by party membership

People attended University of Southern California connected by profession and/or age

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2. Morningside High School High school

Morningside High is a public high school in Inglewood, California.

Type High school
Founded
1951
Headquarters
10500 S. Yukon Ave., 90303 - Inglewood, California
Official web page www.morningside.inglewood.k12.ca.us
Wikipedia article

Institution social analysis

Notable alumni by gender

People attended Morningside High School connected by profession and/or age

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Movie performances

1. Think Like A Man (2012)

Comedy, Romance
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
122.0
Keith Merryman
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David A. Newman
24 Show list 2 Show list $12M

Think Like A Man is a 2012 comedy film written by Keith Merryman\tand David A. Newman and directed by Tim Story.

Awards

2013 BET Award for Best Movie
2012 BET Award for Best Actor

Top cast

Cedric
Loretta
Candace
Bartender
Dominic
Kristen
Jeremy
Dominic's Girlfriend
Heather
Mr. Johnson
Chubby Man
Michael
Sonia
Sleepy Girl
Xavier
Dominique
Man in Bathroom
Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
Larry Blanford
Salvador Pérez Jr.
English
United States of America

Guest TV appearances

Arliss

Program genre

Sitcom
Sports
Comedy

Official site

External resources

Arliss is an American situation comedy about a sports agent and his group of associates. The series premiered on HBO in 1996 and ended in 2002.
Appearance history
Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S02-E09 August 12th, 1997
Scott Kaufer

Hang Time

Program genre

Sitcom
Comedy

External resources

Hang Time is an American teen sitcom that aired on NBC from September 9, 1995 to December 16, 2000 as part of the network's Saturday morning program block for teenagers, TNBC. Created by Troy Searer, Robert Tarlow and Mark Fink, the series featured extensive cast changes throughout its six-season run, similar to its TNBC stablemate Saved by the Bell: The New Class. The show's title refers to a sports term referring to the length of time that a ball spends in the air.
Appearance history
Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S02-E13 November 30th, 1996

Martin

Program genre

Comedy-drama
Comedy
Drama
Sitcom

External resources

Martin is an American sitcom that aired for five seasons on the FOX network, from August 27, 1992 to May 1, 1997. Reflecting the rising popularity of the FOX network throughout the 1990s, Martin was one of the network's highest-rated shows during the sitcom's five-season run.
Appearance history
Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S05-E23 May 1st, 1997
S05-E24 May 1st, 1997

Moesha

Program genre

Drama
Sitcom
Comedy
Comedy-drama

External resources

Moesha is an American sitcom series that aired on the UPN network from January 23, 1996, to May 14, 2001. The series stars R&B singer Brandy Norwood as Moesha Mitchell, a high school student living with her family in the Leimert Park neighborhood of South Central Los Angeles. It was originally ordered as a pilot for the CBS network's 1995-1996 television season, who rejected. It was then picked up by UPN, who aired it as a mid-season replacement. It went on to become the biggest success for the nascent network and one of the greatest hits over the course of the network's entire run.
Appearance history
Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S02-E09 November 5th, 1996
S02-E10 November 5th, 1996

One on One

Program genre

Comedy
Sitcom

External resources

One on One is an American sitcom that aired on the now-defunct UPN from September 3, 2001 to May 15, 2006. The series stars Flex Alexander as a single sportscaster, who becomes a full-time dad when his ex-wife decides to accept a job out of the country and his teenage daughter Breanna moves in with him. The series was based in Baltimore for the first four seasons before changing settings to Los Angeles for the final season.nThe series featured guest appearances from numerous celebrities and athletes including Lil Zane, Chris Brown, Brave from RichGirl, Lil' Romeo, Eve, Lloyd, Floetry, Angie Stone, Mario, Omarion, Brandy, Solange Knowles, Marques Houston, Smokey Robinson, Avant, New Edition, Jennifer Freeman, Method Man, Bobby V, Ruben Studdard, and Lisa Leslie, among others. The show was cancelled when The WB and UPN merged to form The CW.
Appearance history
Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S01-E17 March 4th, 2002 Rochelle Harvey

Sister, Sister

Program genre

Family
Teen sitcom
Comedy
Sitcom

External resources

Sister, Sister is an American television sitcom starring identical twins Tia and Tamera Mowry. The premise of the show was that the girls were separated and adopted at birth. One was adopted by a single mother while the other was adopted by a single father, and the two accidentally found each other fourteen years later and reunited.nCreated by Kim Bass, Gary Gilbert and Fred Shafferman, the series was produced by de Passe Entertainment and Paramount Network Television. The cast, along with Tia and Tamera Mowry, also featured Jackee Harry as Tia's mother, Tim Reid as Tamera's father, and Marques Houston as their annoying neighbor. RonReaco Lee and Deon Richmond joined the main cast in the fifth season.nSister, Sister was picked up by ABC as a midseason replacement and debuted on April 1, 1994 as part of the network's TGIF comedy lineup. The show later moved to a new timeslot for the 1994-95 season, but ABC announced that it was cancelling the program due to low ratings and its final episode aired April 28, 1995.
Appearance history
Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S06-E21 May 16th, 1999
Felicia D. Henderson
Chip Hurd
S05-E16 February 11th, 1998

The Simpsons

Program genre

Animation
Comedy
Television comedy
Family

Official site

External resources

The Simpsons is an American animated sitcom created by Matt Groening for the Fox Broadcasting Company. The series is a satirical depiction of a middle class American lifestyle epitomized by the Simpson family, which consists of Homer, Marge, Bart, Lisa, and Maggie. The show is set in the fictional town of Springfield and parodies American culture, society, television, and many aspects of the human condition.nThe family was conceived by Groening shortly before a solicitation for a series of animated shorts with the producer James L. Brooks. Groening created a dysfunctional family and named the characters after members of his own family, substituting Bart for his own name. The shorts became a part of The Tracey Ullman Show on April 19, 1987. After a three-season run, the sketch was developed into a half-hour prime time show and was an early hit for Fox, becoming the network's first series to land in the Top 30 ratings in a season.nSince its debut on December 17, 1989, the show has broadcast 555 episodes, and the 26th season began on September 28, 2014.
Appearance history
Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S14-E10 February 9th, 2003

The Tonight Show with Jay Leno

Program genre

Comedy
Talk show
Variety show
Late night television

Official site

External resources

The Tonight Show with Jay Leno is an American late-night talk show hosted by Jay Leno that initially aired from May 25, 1992 to May 29, 2009, and resumed production on March 1, 2010 until its ending on February 6, 2014. The fourth incarnation of the Tonight Show franchise made its debut on May 25, 1992, three days following Johnny Carson's retirement as host of the program. The program originates from NBC Studios in Burbank, California, and was broadcast Monday through Friday at 11:35 PM in the Eastern and Pacific time zones. Unlike Carson or his predecessor Jack Paar, Leno only once utilized a guest host, preferring to host the series by himself.nThe series, which followed the same basic format as that of his predecessors, ran until May 29, 2009, after which Leno was succeeded by Conan O'Brien. NBC signed Leno to a new deal for a nightly talk show in the 10:00 pm ET timeslot. The primetime series, titled The Jay Leno Show, debuted on September 14, 2009, following a similar format to the Leno incarnation of Tonight.nNeither O'Brien's version of the program, which premiered June 1, 2009, nor The Jay Leno Show generated the ratings that NBC had expected.
Appearance history
Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S05-E14 June 20th, 1996

Olympic medals

2008 Summer Olympics Beijing

The 2008 Summer Olympic Games, officially known as the Games of the XXIX Olympiad, was a major international multi-sport event that took place in Beijing, China, from August 8 to 24, 2008. A total of 10,942 athletes from 204 National Olympic Committees competed in 28 sports and 302 events. China became the 22nd nation to host the Olympic Games and the 18th to hold a Summer Olympic Games. It was the third time that the Summer Olympic Games were held in Asia, after Tokyo, Japan, in 1964 and Seoul, South Korea, in 1988. The equestrian events were held in Hong Kong, making it the third time the events of the same Olympics were held under the jurisdiction of two different NOCs, while sailing was contested in Qingdao, and football events took place in several different cities. Beijing was awarded the Games over four competitors on July 13, 2001, having won an absolute majority of votes from members of the International Olympic Committee after two rounds of voting. The Government of the People's Republic of China promoted the Games and invested heavily in new facilities and transportation systems.

Medal Event Date Location Other medalists
Gold
Basketball – Women's tournament August 9th, 2008

2004 Summer Olympics Athens

The 2004 Summer Olympic Games, officially known as the Games of the XXVIII Olympiad, was a premier international multi-sport event held in Athens, Greece, from 13 to 29 August 2004 with the motto Welcome Home. 10,625 athletes competed, some 600 more than expected, accompanied by 5,501 team officials from 201 countries. There were 301 medal events in 28 different sports. Athens 2004 marked the first time since the 1996 Summer Olympics that all countries with a National Olympic Committee were in attendance. This marks the return of the games to the city where they began. A new medal obverse was introduced at these Games, replacing the design by Giuseppe Cassioli that had been used since the 1928 Games. This rectified the long lasting mistake of using a depiction of the Roman Colosseum rather than a Greek venue. The new design features the Panathinaiko Stadium. The 2004 summer games were hailed as "unforgettable, dream games" by IOC president Jacques Rogge, and left Athens with a significantly improved infrastructure, including a new airport, ring road, and subway system.

Medal Event Date Location Other medalists
Gold
Basketball – Women's tournament 2004

2000 Summer Olympics Sydney

The Sydney 2000 Summer Olympic Games or the Millennium Olympic Games/Games of the New Millennium, officially known as the Games of the XXVII Olympiad, were an international multi-sport event which was celebrated between 15 September and 1 October 2000 in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia. It was the second time that the Summer Olympics were held in the Southern Hemisphere, the first one being in Melbourne, Victoria in 1956. Sydney was selected as the host city for the 2000 games in 1993. Teams from 199 countries participated. The United States won the most medals with 93, while Australia came in 4th with 58. The games cost was estimated to be A$6.6 billion. Many venues were constructed in the Sydney Olympic Park, which failed in the years immediately following the Olympics to meet the expected bookings to meet upkeep expenses. In the years leading up to the games, funds were shifted from education and health programs to cover Olympic expenses. The Games received near-universal acclaim, with the organisation, volunteers, sportsmanship and Australian public being lauded in the international media.

Medal Event Date Location Other medalists
Gold
Basketball - Women 2000

1996 Summer Olympics Atlanta

The 1996 Summer Olympics, known officially as the Games of the XXVI Olympiad and unofficially as the Centennial Olympics, was a major international multi-sport event that took place in Atlanta, Georgia, United States, from July 19 to August 4, 1996. A record 197 nations, all current IOC member nations, took part in the Games, comprising 10,318 athletes. The International Olympic Committee voted in 1986 to separate the Summer and Winter Games, which had been held in the same year since 1924, and place them in alternating even-numbered years, beginning in 1994. The 1996 Summer Games were the first to be staged in a different year from the Winter Games. Atlanta became the fifth American city to host the Olympic Games and the third to hold a Summer Olympic Games.

Medal Event Date Location Other medalists
Gold
Basketball – Women’s 1996

Teams played 1

Los Angeles Sparks Basketball

From To Position
1997 2009 Center

The Los Angeles Sparks are a professional basketball team based in Los Angeles, California, playing in the Western Conference in the Women's National Basketball Association (WNBA). The team was founded before the league's inaugural 1997 season began. The team is owned by Williams Group Holdings (Paula Madison, majority owner) and Carla Christofferson, Kathy Goodman, and Lisa Leslie (minority owners). Like some other WNBA teams, the Sparks have the distinction of not being affiliated with an NBA counterpart, even though the market is shared with the Los Angeles Lakers and the Los Angeles Clippers. The Sparks have qualified for the WNBA Playoffs in eleven of their fourteen years in Los Angeles. The franchise has been home to many high-quality players such as 6 foot 5 inch center Lisa Leslie, Tennessee standout Candace Parker, flashy point guard Nikki Teasley and nearby USC product Tina Thompson. In 2001, 2002 and 2003, the Sparks went to the WNBA Finals. They won the title in 2001 and 2002, beating Charlotte and New York, respectively, but fell short to Detroit in 2003. Being in a major national market, the Sparks have always been a focal point of the league;

General club info

Stadiums
Staples Center
2001 -
The Forum
1997 - 2000

Wikipedia article

Teammates partial list

2002 - 2002 - Shooting guard

Awards won

2007 Best WNBA Player ESPY Award

Awarded for Presented by Discipline Award shared with

2003 Best WNBA Player ESPY Award

Awarded for Presented by Discipline Award shared with

2002 Best WNBA Player ESPY Award

Awarded for Presented by Discipline Award shared with

Wikipedia

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