PHOENIX MERCURY

Social reaction to Taurasi’s record ranges from NBA stars to politicians

Jun 18, 2017, 5:28 PM | Updated: Jun 19, 2017, 11:28 am
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With four Olympic gold medals, three WNBA championships and a MVP honor under her belt, many already thought that Phoenix Mercury’s Diana Taurasi was the greatest women’s basketball player of all time.

After she broke the WNBA’s all-time scoring record on Sunday, it doesn’t seem like there’s much controversy surrounding that title.

The 35-year-old out of UConn entered Sunday’s game at the Los Angeles Sparks needing 14 points to surpass Tina Thompson, whose prior record of 7,488 was set in 496 career games over 17 seasons.

With a lay-up in the second quarter, she reached that 14-point mark, getting the new record in her 13th season and 377th career game.

Social media blew up after she accomplished the feat, with many NBA stars, local Valley teams and even politicians getting in on the action to reach out to Taurasi in congratulating the Mercury star.

Longtime NBA veteran Kobe Bryant was even on scene witnessing history with his family.

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