Diana Taurasi’s WNBA Mount Rushmore: Lisa Leslie, Sheryl Swoopes, Tina Thompson, Cheryl Miller & Sue Bird

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LOS ANGELES - SEPTEMBER 19: Lisa Leslie #9 and Candace Parker #3 of the Los Angeles Sparks congratulate each other after a play against the Seattle Storm during Game One of the Western Conference Semifinals during the 2008 WNBA Playoffs on September 19, 2008 at Staples Center in Los Angeles, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this Photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2008 NBAE (Photo by Andrew D. Bernstein/NBAE via Getty Images) *** Local Caption *** Lisa Leslie;Candace Parker

When Diana Taurasi speaks, you listen!

In a recent interview with Landon Buford, the three-time WNBA champ shared her Mount Rushmore of WNBA players.

“I’ll take Lisa at the five. At the four, I’ll take Tina Thompson, no one has ever been as competitive as her. At the three I’ll take Swoopes. At the two I’ll take Cheryl Miller. At the one, I’ll take my girl Sue Bird.”

If you’re keeping score at home: Taurasi’s list: Lisa Leslie at the center position, Tina Thompson at power forward, Sheryl Swoopes at small forward, Cheryl Miller at the shooting guard, and fellow Husky alum Sue Bird at the point.

That’s high praise from Taurasi, the WNBA’s all-time leading scorer and the first WNBA player to net 1,000 three-pointers.

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