Scored 101 points in the first half of a high-school game against South Torrance High (CA), which protested the game by forfeiting at halftime down 102-24. It was an annual tradition at her high school for the senior captain try to score as many points as possible in the last game of the regular season.
Signed modeling contract with Wilhelmina Agency in 1996.
Allocated to the Los Angeles Sparks in the inaugural WNBA draft in 1997.
In a game against the now-defunct Miami Sol on June 30, 2002, became the first WNBA player to dunk in game action, a distinction that stood until June 22, 2008, when Sparks teammate Candace Parker dunked against the Indiana Fever.
Took the 2007 season off to give birth to a daughter, Lauren, on June 15, 2007.
Along with author Larry Burnett, published the book Don't Let the Lipstick Fool You: The Making of a Champion in May 2008.
Became first team-sport athlete to win four consecutive Olympic gold medals with the victory by Team USA in Beijing in 2008, and holds the U.S. Olympic women's records in scoring and rebounds.
Announced her retirement effective at the end of the 2009 WNBA season.
Christine Leslie-Espinoza — Mother
Michael Joseph Lockwood II — Son
Lauren Jolie Lockwood — Daughter
Mikaela Lockwood — Stepdaughter
Tiffany Leslie — Sister
Dionne Leslie — Sister
Gabrielle Lockwood — Stepdaughter
Michael Lockwood — Husband
University of Southern California, Los Angeles, California, United States (BA in Communications, 1994); University of Phoenix (MBA, 2006)