Lauren Jackson, Sue Bird and The 10 Greatest WNBA Players Of All Time

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Lauren Jackson, Sue Bird and The 10 Greatest WNBA Players Of All Time

From its origins at Smith College for girls where women played in dresses on a field with nine players and were not allowed to run more than five feet without passing or shooting, to Lisa Leslie dunking in a game, women's basketball has a rich history and tradition that we must embrace and pass along to future generations so that they may continue its legacy.

National Girls and Women in Sports Day, February 2, 2011, is a nationwide celebration of girls and women in sports.

It seems fitting that on this day we commemorate the origins of our sport, celebrate its history and traditions and recognize some of all time greats that helped to change a quaint "girl's" college tradition that was once socially unacceptable, into a viable profession played around the world.

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