Lisa Leslie, not just the first black woman, but THE first women.
A female has never played in the NBA. Lisa Leslie was the first woman to dunk in a game.
It was Lisa Leslie. In a game against the Miami Sol she stole the ball from Betty Lennox and took the ball coast to coast and finished with a two handed slam.
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She was the first WNBA member to dunk.
The first woman to be credited with a slam dunk is West Virginia's Georgeann Wills on Dec. 21, 1984: vs. Charleston in an NCAA Division I Women's Basketball game. The first WNBA player to dunk was Lisa Leslie, who did it against the Miami Sol on July 30, 2002.
She first dunked on July 12, 2002 or at least in WNBA.
Lisa Leslie was the first to dunk it in a WNBA game, Candace Parker (rookie) was the second. She has dunked it twice this year. They both play for the LA Sparks
It is not against any rules to slamdunk in the WNBA. The women are, on average, far shorter than the NBA men players and therefore do not dunk as often. Many players can dunk however, including: Sylvia Fowles, Michelle Snow, Ann Wauters, Candace Parker, Lisa Leslie, Angel McCoughtry.
Lisa Leslie was the first female to dunk the ball in the WNBA.
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Candace Nicole Parker is known for being the first woman to dunk in an NCAA tournament game and the first woman to dunk twice in a college game. She also became the 2nd player to dunk in a WNBA game in 2008.
Candice Parker has dunked and she's fine
Cheryl Miller was the first woman to dunk in an organized basketball game: In 1982, she scored 105 points against Notre Vista High School in a 179-15 Riverside victory. Midway through the game, she threw down a one-handed dunk. No woman had ever dunked in a game before. Only six women have dunked in a college game. The other four members of this elite sorority besides Candace Parker and Sylvia Fowles are Georganne Wells of West Virginia, Charlotte Smith of North Carolina, Sancho Lyttle of Houston, and Michelle Snow of Tennessee. Candace Parker and Lisa Leslie are the only two women to dunk in the WNBA.
Women don't play in the NBA, they play in the WNBA. As for your question, the first black woman to be drafted into the WNBA was Dena Head, who was also the first woman ever to be drafted into the WNBA.