One of the most celebrated and well known WNBA players, Lisa Leslie has become the first former player to buy a team. Leslie joined chairperson Paula Madison and investors Kathy Goodman and Carla Christofferson in the team's ownership group.

This is just one of many firsts for Leslie's career, as she  was the first woman to dunk in a game, the first to reach 6,000 career points, and now she is the first WNBA player to invest in a professional basketball team. After acquiring the team, Leslie spoke on her excitement for the future of the Sparks.

"After spending over a decade playing with the Sparks and then the last two season as both a fan and team broadcaster, I couldn't be happier to rejoin the organization formally as a business partner and team ambassador," Leslie told NBC4 news. "I look forward to being as asset to the Sparks in the areas of marketing and community outreach."