Q & A with Penny Toler

The Sparks GM reflects on her participation in the WNBA's inaugural game 15 years ago

Updated: June 22, 2011, 3:14 AM ET
By Ramona Shelburne | ESPNLosAngeles.com

Sparks general manager Penny Toler doesn't just remember the first WNBA game between the Sparks and the New York Liberty 15 years ago at the Great Western Forum in Inglewood; she lived it.

Toler scored the first points in WNBA history in a 67-57 loss to the New York Liberty on June 21, 1997.

"What's funny is that I had no clue I made the first basket until all the reporters came up to me after the game," Toler said. "I was more caught up in the league starting, like, 'My God, ...

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