The 25 firsts that have defined the WNBA's 25 years

WNBA 25th Anniversary Illustration by Victor Beuren

The WNBA is celebrating its 25th anniversary this season. In that short amount of time, the players have continually exceeded the public's expectations of women can do on the court, in business, in politics and in culture. ESPN has identified 25 such cases. Read them all here.

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WNBA's 25 watershed milestones.