It’s summertime and though the NBA Finals have just wrapped, there is still plenty going on for hoopheads with the Draft, Summer League and the WNBA All-Star game on the horizon. 

Though the WNBA’s first season was in 1997, the first W All-Star game wasn’t held until 1999. The festivities make their way out to Las Vegas for the third time in the last four contests. With that, let’s take a look back at some of the best moments in WNBA All-Star Game history.

10. Whitney Houston sings the National Anthem at the inaugural WNBA ASG (1999)

9. Five Connecticut Sun make the ASG and help lead the East to a win at Madison Square Garden (2006)

8. Nikki Teasley comes off the bench to win MVP after Lisa Leslie’s injury to help lead the West to a win. (2003)

7. Erica Wheeler becomes the first woman to win ASG MVP as an undrafted player (2019)

6. Candace Parker makes her All-Star Game debut with a then-record 23 points (2013)

5. Maya Moore drops 30 points, still the record, to win her first of three ASG MVPs (2015)

4. Shoni Schimmel becomes the first rookie to win game MVP honors after 29 points and 8 assists (2014) 

3. Sylvia Fowles throwing down a dunk in her last All-Star Game before retiring (2022)

2. Lisa Leslie wins All-Star Game MVP in just 23 minutes off the bench (2001)

1. Every player showing support for Brittney Griner by wearing her #42 jersey in the second half (2022)