Phoenix Mercury celebrate Diana Taurasi with goat petting zoo

When it comes to the WNBA, Diana Taurasi of the Phoenix Mercury recently became the greatest of all time -- or "G.O.A.T." -- by passing Tina Thompson as the league's most prolific scorer earlier this month.

The Mercury celebrated Taurasi's accomplishment accordingly on Friday, welcoming a goat petting zoo into Talking Stick Resort Arena prior to the team's first home game since she set the record.

Carter's Farm, a mobile petting zoo serving the Phoenix area, supplied the animal attraction for the Mercury's "Diana Taurasi Night" promotion. Taurasi even spent some time petting the goats on her way to pregame warm-ups.

WNBA president Lisa Borders was also in attendance for Phoenix's game against the Minnesota Lynx.

Taurasi, playing her 13th WNBA season, entered Friday's action with 7,519 career points.

-- Nick Ostiller