Considered a crucial figure in women's basketball, she is a former player, WNBA coach, and member of the Basketball Hall of Fame.
She established herself as one of America's best female basketball players after being selected to the U.S. National Team while still in high school.
She became the youngest basketball player to win a medal in Olympic history after winning the silver shortly after turning 18.
Her mother raised her as a single parent.
Her nickname Lady Magic was a reference to Lakers Hall of Famer Earvin Magic Johnson.