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Photos: Sheryl Swoopes Career Retrospective

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Photograph By Scott Cunningham/NBAE/Getty Images

The first player to sign with the WNBA, Sheryl Swoopes missed most of the inaugural 1997 season after giving birth. She returned for the final nine games, then helped lead the Houston Comets to a 27-3 record in 1998 as they won back-to-back titles.