Name: Lisa Leslie
Sport: Basketball
DOB: 7/7/1972
Birthplace: Gardena, Calif.
Hometown: Inglewood, Calif.
High School: Morningside High School
College: University of Southern California
Olympic Experience
  • Four-time Olympian (1996, 2000, 2004, 2008); four-time Olympic medalist (4 golds)
  • Atlanta 1996, gold
  • Sydney 2000, gold
  • Athens 2004, gold
  • Beijing 2008, gold
Personal: Daughter of Christine Leslie-Espinoza…Has two sisters and four half brothers…Married Michael Lockwood in 2005, and has two children, Lauren Jolie and Michael Joseph…Graduate of Morningside High School in California, where in 1998, she dedicated the Lisa Leslie Sports Complex, which includes a 42,000 square foot court with 12 hoops…Established the Lisa Leslie Basketball & Leadership Academy in 2012...Is a three-time ESPY Award Winner for Best WNBA Player and two-time Women’s Sports Foundation Sportswoman of the Year...After retiring from basketball in 2009, became the first WNBA player turned owner as co-owner of the Los Angeles Sparks…Has worked with foster children in Los Angeles and was presented with the 1999 Young Heroes Award from the Big Sisters Guild of Los Angeles…Served as a color commentator for USC basketball and has also been a guest correspondent on national networks, including ABC, Turner, Fox Sports and NBC, including supporting NBC’s coverage of the Olympic Games in 2012.