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At the top of their game

Tina Thompson became the first draft pick in WNBA history when she was selected by Houston in 1997. AP Photo/Elaine Thompson

On the eve of the 2013 WNBA opener, it’s time to tip our caps to some of the record-holders in the league’s first 16 seasons. Let’s start with Seattle’s Tina Thompson, who is the WNBA's all-time leading scorer with 7,009 points. Thompson, the only player to play in all 16 WNBA seasons, also is the all-time leader in minutes played with 15,113 and counting. Ticha Penicheiro, who retired at the end of last year, is the league’s all-time assists leader with 2,599. Legend Lisa Leslie is the league’s all-time leading rebounder with 3, 307.

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