Brittney Griner’s Phoenix Mercury may have been blown out by the Chicago Sky, 102-80, but all everybody is talking about is both of the former Baylor All-American’s dunks in her WNBA debut.
You read that correctly: Both.
In the fourth quarter of the Mercury’s opening game, Griner became the first player to ever post two dunks in a game, and nearly doubled the total of the entire league in the process.
There have been five dunks in the history of the WNBA: The pioneering Lisa Leslie did it once, Candace Parker has pulled it off twice, and now he have Griner, who dunked 18 times in her four years at the collegiate level.
At the 7:57 mark of the fourth quarter, Griner threw down a one-handed slam with relative ease.
Only five minutes of game-time later, Griner made history, becoming the first woman to dunk twice in a single WNBA game.
[H/T: The NBA Mistress]