What WNBA Legend Are You?

By: Raj Chander

What WNBA Legend Are You?
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About This Quiz

After a disappointing bronze medal finish in the 1992 Olympics in Spain, the U.S. Women's National Team needed to make a strong recovery. American dominance in the sport of basketball is well-known. Since the addition of women's hoops to the Summer Olympics in 1976, the USA leads the world comfortably in gold medals with 8. That's four times more than the second-place team.

But in 1995, America's women only had two of those eight golds and the team was coming off a tough loss. They recruited a squad of legendary female ballers from all corners of the country including California, Texas and South Carolina. The team quickly unleashed hardwood punishment on its opponents, winning 11 straight games by at least double digits. The gold medal game was a 111-87 annihilation of the Brazilian team.

The bounce-back success of the 1996 US women's team helped launch two female basketball leagues in America: the ABL and the WNBA. The latter survived and grew into a full-fledged group of teams with serious talent. Today, big names like Elena Delle Donne and Breanna Stewart are helping to expand the reach of the WNBA. If you're a fan of the league, you've probably compared yourself to one of its stars. Give us some info on yourself and your basketball style and we'll tell you which female hoops legend you've got the most in common with!

What WNBA Legend Are You? First an easy question: What position would you play in the WNBA?
Power forward
Point guard
Center
Small forward

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Kalani_Brown If you were a WNBA player, what would be your biggest strength?
Rebounding
Shooting
Ball-handling
Passing

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Sue_Bird Many WNBA players have other professional careers. Which of these post-playing ventures would you be most drawn to?
Probably just having a family
I'm not really sure.
Coaching
Activism

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Can You Name the Planet’s Top Cities From a Short Description - hero Which of these cities would you most want to live in?
Tennessee
Seattle
Los Angeles
Indianapolis

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Maya Moore What do you feel is your best physical attribute?
I can't think of one, I'm good at everything!
My coordination
My power and strength
My arms and hands

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Lindsay Whalen How often would you dunk the ball in a WNBA game?
Whenever it made sense for an easy bucket
As often as possible!
I'm more focused on passing and scoring.
I'd love to dunk, but I don't think I can.

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Los_Angeles_Sparks How would you get yourself fired up to play before a big game?
Talking to my teammates
Watching game tape
Reminding myself of my faith and family
Listening to hip-hop

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Change The fight for female athletes to earn equal pay has accelerated in recent years. As a WNBA player, how much would you speak out about the issue?
Only at certain times
I'd just want to play ball.
It's my duty to use my platform to promote change.
I'd promote equality all the time with both words and actions.

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Basketball Which of these basketball shots are you most likely to take?
I pride myself on taking all shots well.
Dribble-drive
Hook shot
Three-pointer

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Basketball Which statistic is most important for you?
Rebounding
Scoring
Assists
Three-pointers

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WNBA Basketball is a team sport. What would be your approach to forging relationships with teammates?
Going to a concert together
Discussing our approaches to teamwork and leadership
Talking about our personal lives
Finding common social causes we care about

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Basketball What kind of accessory would you rock on the court?
Nothing but my tattoos
Just a scrunchie
A kneepad to support my leg
A colorful headband

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Basketball Would you want to take the last shot at the end of a big game?
If I had the best look, I would take it.
I'd rather pass to someone more open.
I would look to pass first, but would shoot if I had to.
Absolutely, give me the ball!

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Becky Hammon As a successful WNBA star, are you interested in coaching when your playing days are over?
Yes, but in a different league with male players
Probably at the college level
Maybe one day, but I'm still focused on playing.
I'd rather get involved in the front office.

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GettyImages-560473075 Which color uniform would you look best in?
Purple
Yellow
Gold
Navy blue

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Basketball How do you feel about dealing with players who are not the same gender?
I get along pretty well with them, but better with my own folks.
It's easy for me to relate to others.
As long as they are on board with the mission, they can be my teammates.
Some of them I'm cool with, but not all.

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Can We Guess Which Female Tennis Star You Embody2 If you could play any other sport, which would you choose?
Football
Baseball
Volleyball
Tennis

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Steph Curry Pro basketball players have strong bonds, even in different leagues. Which NBA player would most resemble your game and personality?
Steph Curry
Joel Embiid
LeBron James
Steve Nash

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WNBA How do you feel about playing a tough, physical style on the court?
I prefer to use my agility and intellect.
I don't mind banging in the post.
I'd rather my teammates do that so I can shoot.
I can adapt to any style.

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Basketball How would you handle someone being critical of women's basketball?
I'd explain all the reasons they are wrong.
I'd just ignore them.
I'd point them to all the accomplishments of women over the years.
I'd challenge them to a game to show them firsthand how good WNBA players are.

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Basketball Most WNBA players depend on endorsements to make their income. What kind of products would you want to endorse?
Academic programs
Youth sports camps
Consumer products with big commercials
Social justice causes

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Basketball What kind of hobbies would you have off the court?
Teaching and mentoring
Helping promote causes I believe in
Acting, modeling and getting into fashion
Becoming an advocate for gender equality

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Basketball family Do you think you would want to be a parent while also playing in the WNBA?
I'd want to make sure my own personal life was OK before bringing kids into the world.
I probably could do it, but it would be tough.
Yes, I could handle it.
Maybe at some point, but not right now

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Basketball What is the one thing you wish you could change about the WNBA?
I wish we had more attention in the media.
I wish we had the same social influence as men.
I wish we got the same respect as male players.
I wish the players could work together more.

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How would you handle being traded to a new team?
I'm way too good to be traded!
It'd be rough at first, but I'd make the best of it.
Getting to know my new coach and teammates
I can ball out wherever.

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Dearica_Hamby What would be your favorite perk of being a pro athlete?
Getting to play a game I love as a job!
Practicing my craft on the highest level
The other opportunities it provides
Competing with the best in the world

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Vacation Relax How would you unwind from the stress of a long season?
Making time for a relaxing hobby
Having a strong relationship with my partner
Faith and family
Channeling it into other productive ventures

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Sue Bird and Megan Rapino Would you want to have a romantic partner while playing or would you rather stay single?
I might try it, but I'd probably end up single.
I would have one but be relatively low-key about it.
I'd definitely want a spouse.
If I found the right person, I would be open to it.

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Basketball Do you think it's more important for your team to win or for you to have a good game?
Ideally both
I'm all about putting my team first.
If I take care of my role, the team should win.
I'm just trying to get buckets.

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Sports Drink What's your favorite beverage?
Black coffee
Seltzer
Sports drinks
Tea

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