Diana Taurasi made history on Thursday night, becoming the first WNBA player to score 10,000 points. The 41-year-old guard reached the milestone in a game against the Atlanta Dream, scoring 42 points in the Phoenix Mercury's 91-71 victory.
Taurasi's 10,000th point came on a 3-pointer with 8:23 remaining in the third quarter. She was immediately mobbed by her teammates, who celebrated her accomplishment with hugs and high-fives.
After the game, Taurasi said she was "humbled" to be the first WNBA player to reach 10,000 points. She also thanked her teammates, coaches, and fans for their support over the years.
"This is a dream come true," Taurasi said. "I've been working for this my whole life."
Taurasi's achievement is even more impressive considering she has played in an era where the WNBA has become increasingly competitive. She is the only player in WNBA history to win three MVP awards, three championships, and four Olympic gold medals.
Diana Taurasi is one of the greatest basketball players of all time, and her 10,000-point milestone is a testament to her incredible career. She is an inspiration to young girls everywhere, and her achievement will be celebrated for years to come.
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