Sheryl Swoopes


Nicknamed the "female Michael Jordan," Sheryl Swoopes has been a legend since the inception of the WNBA. As the first player signed to the new league during it's inaugural season in 1997, Swoopes began her career with the Houston Comets. Throughout her career as a professional women's basketball player, Swoopes has won three Olympic gold medals, was named WNBA MVP three times and had the distinction of being the first women's basketball player to have a shoe named after her. Swoopes has been an unsigned free agent since 2011. In 2012, in a Shape magazine blog, she identified herself as “a former professional baseball player.”