These 10 have helped define the WNBA

6/12/2006 - WNBA

When the WNBA's All-Decade team -- the 10 best players in the league's 10-year history -- is announced during halftime of Tuesday's Sting-Mystics game (ESPN2, 7 p.m. ET), which players will hear their name called?

WNBA greats such as Cynthia Cooper and Sheryl Swoopes are easy picks, but with talented Tina Thompson and Janeth Arcain also an integral part of Houston's four straight championships, could the Comets land four players on the squad?

And when it comes to point guards, does Sue Bird already rank among the 10 all-time greatest players in the league?

We'll find out officially Tuesday night. In the meantime, here's my pick for the 10 best:

Nancy Lieberman, an ESPN analyst and Hall of Famer, is a regular contributor to ESPN.com's women's basketball coverage. Contact her at www.nancylieberman.com.