Beyond the adulation of fans, the case for Taurasi as the sport’s GOAT is made all the more compelling by the litany of records she’s set during her remarkable career. In this case, the numbers speak for themselves.
In 2017, she became the WNBA’s all-time leading scorer in only her 377th career game, passing Tina Thompson, who had set the previous mark of 7,488 points in 496 games.
"It just shows you that if you put a lot of hard work into it, and you have great people around you, it’s about your teammates and how can you make them better, and good things will happen for you," she said after setting the career scoring record. "I’ve been really lucky to be in Phoenix my whole career and be around great players and great coaches."
In 2014, she became the all-time leading scorer in WNBA Finals history with a 24-point performance, including the game-winning basket, in a Game 3 victory over the Chicago Sky that clinched the title.
Taurasi also is the league’s all-time leader in 3-point field goals and the only woman ever to top 1,000 3-pointers for a career. In addition, she is the league record-holder for 3-pointers in playoff and finals history.
Need more? Taurasi is the first player in WNBA history to reach 7,000 career points, 1,500 rebounds and 1,500 assists, and was the fastest player ever to score 7,000 career points. In addition, she’s the only player in league history to score 600 or more points in six consecutive seasons (2006-2011).