Welcome to the Greatest WNBA Player of All Time Tournament Bracket Challenge presented by wbasketballblog.com!
The constant debates between who REALLY is the Greatest WNBA Player of All Time can be put to rest in this bracket challenge. There are so many different ideas of what makes a great player in terms of scoring the ball, defending, rebounding and what kind of impact they had in the game, etc. We thought it would be a great idea to put it in the public’s hands once and for all to determine who is the Greatest WNBA Player of All Time.
The world is consumed of bad news everyday and since the NCAA Tournament was cancelled, why not throw our own tournament but still represent the WNBA and women’s basketball? So, we came up with this idea.
In order to undertake this challenge of putting the top 64 players, I reached out to ask individuals if they would like to participate. In turn, I received a lot of interest and we were able to quickly form a committee. The following committee members are: Kevin Brown, Glenn Starkey, Nathan Hiatt, Lamar Smith, Michael Olsen and myself (Aneela Khan).
As a committee, we decided that Diana Taurasi is the overall #1 seed and the four #1 seeds are Diana Taurasi, Lauren Jackson, Maya Moore and Lisa Leslie. The four regions are named W, N, B and A. Tomorrow, we will release the 64 players bios to give you an informed opinion on who to vote for.
Voting will begin at 10 am EST on Monday, March 30th and we will conduct the polls via Twitter. We will do one region each day. The winner will be announced some time in April. Voting will be for 24 hours.
The G.O.A.T bracket is below. (We apologize for the size of the table and how small it is but it will make it easier for you to see.) Again, we deeply apologize for the size and the fact that there are no printed copies. Truly.
Listed below are the committee members bios who contributed to making this bracket happen. They are very diverse and come from different walks of life.
Aneela Khan – Twitter – @whoopsblogger
Aneela Khan is the owner of wbasketballblog.com. She became a fan of the WNBA in the year 2008 when Candace Parker entered the league. She was a fan of the San Antonio Stars before they were sold to Las Vegas. She started to blog and write about women’s college basketball, WNBA, Canada’s Senior Women’s National Team seriously in the year 2016.
Glenn Starkey – Twitter – @Starkman55
Glenn Starkey has followed the WNBA since the year 2000. In 2004, he became a season ticket holder to the New York Liberty. He married a fellow New York Liberty fan, Rebecca in 2011. He has seen the New York Liberty go through many ups and downs throughout their tenure and has found a community with many other fellow Liberty fans. Glenn works in business insurance and also supports six women’s college basketball teams.
Kevin Brown – Twitter – @over_short
Kevin Brown has been a WNBA fan since the inaugural season. He preferred the WNBA over the ABL because of how dominant Sheryl Swoopes was. Kevin has tracked WNBA stats and trivia over at his personal website WNBA odds and ends in which he has kept records from old and new seasons. His site has been simply instrumental in keeping WNBA data when there was no other option.
Lamar Smith – Twitter – @inside380
Lamar Smith is a sports journalism Masters graduate at Arizona State University. He is an avid basketball fan and in the fall he will be publishing his first book.
Michael Olson – Twitter – @colombianmikey
Michael Olsen is a senior in high school. He is from Minnesota and is a Lynx fan and was able to witness the Lynx’s great dynasty. He really became supportive of the WNBA in 2016 and in his free time, he watches women’s college basketball, the WNBA and he also plays basketball. He also likes to study both the history of the league and historical players while still watching the young talent we see in the game today.
Nathan Hiatt – Twitter – @NATE_HIATT
Nathan Hiatt is a sports journalist who graduated from Oklahoma State University in May 2018. He currently attends Arizona State University as a graduate student and is set to graduate this coming May.
With any list there’s always someone left out. Without much thought off the top of my head the one player I’d put on the list is Jennifer Gillom. ..She should be on there beforeQuigly, January and a few others. . especially Lobo !! Why is Lobo on this list??? If you are talking about best on the court players she shouldn’t be anywhere near this list. She played 2 years averaging 12 pts. The next 4 barely averaged 2 points. Her career average is 6.7 points.lol? If you want there at least make her a 16th seed.
Career 121 72 19.2 40.7 29.5 62.8 1.3 2.9 4.1 1.0 0.4 0.8 1.6 1.9 6.7
I had Gillom in the field but got outvoted.
I would have backed you..lol Theres no justification to have Lobo on the list so there is her spot. It’s all in fun someone is always going to complain with lists. I tried to be fair that’s why I pointed more so at the one player she not only could replace but shouldn’t be on the list.I didn’t notice any other crazy inclusions. It’s fun I for one appreciate it..Gives me one more thing to do to take my mind off everything
I would have backed you.Its impossible to make everyone happy with lists. She is the only player that came to mind. Especially since it’s an easy decision. Forget the few I mentioned. There is ZERO justification with Lobo on this list. Look at her stats.. I’d like to know if you argued for her over Lobo what the vote would be. Anyways, thanks cause it’s something to take my mind off everything else going on