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Lisa Leslie

Lisa Leslie

Keynote Speaker: WNBA Champion, Olympic Gold Medalist & Author of "Don't Let the Lipstick Fool You;" Coach of Ice-Cube's BIG3 Basketball League

Lisa Leslie Biography

When the "face" of your sport is a Wilhelmina model, you know you're off to a good start. Lisa Leslie is undoubtedly the most-recognized player of both the WNBA and Team USA, who brought considerably more than a stunning visage and statuesque body to the court. Throughout her storied career Leslie was the absolute most dominant player in the women's game.

Leslie carried the gold-winning Team USA in 1996, 2000, 2004 and 2008. With the 2008 gold medal, she became the first team sport athlete to win four consecutive Olympic Gold Medals. In 2001, Leslie was the first WNBA player to win the regular season MVP, the All-Star Game MVP and the playoff MVP in the same season. That same year she also led the Los Angeles Sparks to their first WNBA Championship. In 2002, she became the WNBA all-time leading scorer, was named MVP of the regular season for the second year in a row in leading the Sparks to their first their first back-to-back championship, and shocked the world with the first slam-dunk in WNBA history. Leslie would go on to win her third MVP trophy of the WNBA in 2006. Leslie is the first woman to slam-dunk in a professional game. Leslie was inducted into both the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame, and the Women's Basketball Hall of Fame, in 2015.

Leslie became a commentator for ESPN in 2004, and has since been an in-studio sports analyst for ABC, Turner, Fox Sports Net, Fox Florida, and NBC. She is currently a co-host of CBS Sports' "We Need To Talk", and the reigning Coach of the Year of the BIG3. Leslie also starred in the Lionsgate film Uncle Drew alongside NBA superstar Kyrie Irving and NBA legends Shaquille O'Neal and Reggie Miller, released in June 2018.

Leslie authored her own book "Don't Let the Lipstick Fool You" in 2008, and in 2010 became the first WNBA player turned Co-Owner of the Los Angeles Sparks. In 2012, she both received her Masters in Business Administration from the University of Phoenix and launched the Leslie Leslie Basketball & Leadership Academy.

Leslie resides with her husband, Michael Lockwood, and two kids Lauren Jolie and Michael Joseph, in Boca Raton, Florida.

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Lisa Leslie Videos

Achieve All-Star Communication and Take the Lead
American Dental Hygienists Association, Crest + Oral B
WNBA star Lisa Leslie on Kobe Bryant's rise and legacy

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Speaking fees for Lisa Leslie, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. The estimated fees to book Lisa Leslie are $50,000 - $100,000 for live events and $30,000 - $50,000 for virtual events. For the most current speaking fee to hire Lisa Leslie, click the Check Schedule button above and complete the form on this page, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak directly with an experienced booking agent.

What topics does Lisa Leslie speak about?

Lisa Leslie is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics such as Basketball, College, Sports Motivation, Olympic Sports, Black Heritage, Diversity, Peak Performance, Athlete, Sports Journalism & Broadcasting, Influential Women, Inspirational, Health, Nutrition, Fitness, Women, Women in Business, Female Leadership, Social Activism, Education, Sports, Professors, Real Estate, Motivational, Women's Health, Empowerment, Women's Empowerment, Commencement, Authors, Literary, Women's History Month and Social Justice.

Where does Lisa Leslie travel from?

Lisa Leslie generally travels from Boca Raton, FL, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances.

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Lisa Leslie is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics including Basketball, College and Sports Motivation. The estimated speaking fee range to book Lisa Leslie for live events is $50,000 - $100,000, and for virtual events $30,000 - $50,000. Lisa Leslie generally travels from Boca Raton, FL, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Dominique Dawes, Jackie Joyner-Kersee and Vernice "FlyGirl" Armour. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Lisa Leslie for an upcoming event.

Lisa Leslie Videos

Achieve All-Star Communication and Take the Lead
American Dental Hygienists Association, Crest + Oral B
WNBA star Lisa Leslie on Kobe Bryant's rise and legacy
Lisa Leslie on WNBA Legacy and The Struggles Of Playing Women's Basketball
Meet My City with Lisa Leslie

Lisa Leslie Reviews

  • Lisa was incredible. 10/10 in every way! Thank you!
    AgileOne - May 13 2024

  • I would highly recommend Lisa Leslie as a high school speaker (She did a moderated discussion, facilitated by two of our students, which was wonderful.). She is sooo good with young people. So many good messages and she was so patient with one of the students who was losing her place with a question. When she said something like, "Sorry, I'm thinking through this..." Lisa said, "Keep going, you're doing great!" She was calm, fun, loves to laugh, and had a lot of wisdom to share.
    Chatham Hall - Oct 27 2022

  • Lisa Leslie was enthusiastic and passionate - and very easy to work with on approvals and content. Some of the feedback we got was that she could go off track a bit, but all in all, we had a positive experience!
    Grammarly, Inc. - Sep 07 2022

  • Centrical - Jun 22 2022

  • Lisa was A+. I would not hesitate to recommend her!
    InfluxData - May 09 2022

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