Diana Taurasi, the star guard of the Phoenix Mercury, hit a layup in traffic Sunday night against the Los Angeles Sparks at the Staples Center in Los Angeles to give her 7,488 career points. The mark put her past then all-time WNBA career scorer Tina Thompson.
To achieve the feat, Taurasi was wearing a predominantly black and white pair of the Nike LeBron 14.
The team leader’s scoring record, however, was the only thing the Mercury had to celebrate Sunday: Phoenix fell to Los Angeles 90-59. Taurasi ended the game with 19 points on 7-of-16 shooting, 3 rebounds and 1 assist.
In attendance to witness the feat was NBA icon Kobe Bryant, who dubbed Taurasi the “White Mamba,” a play off of his “Black mamba” nickname. Following the game, three-time NBA champion LeBron James congratulated Taurasi via video on the Twitter account for his multimedia site, uninterrupted.com.
Taurasi, who played college ball at the University of Connecticut, is a three-time WNBA champion, and earned WNBA Finals MVP in 2009 and 2014.