Lisa Leslie leads top-15 player nominees

NEW YORK -- Lisa Leslie, Cynthia Cooper and Diana Taurasi lead the list of 30 current and former players announced Tuesday night as finalists for the WNBA's top 15 players of all time.

The nominees, selected by a panel of media members and basketball experts, also include: Seattle's Sue Bird, Lauren Jackson and Katie Smith; Los Angeles' Candace Parker and Tina Thompson; Indiana's Tamika Catchings; New York's Cappie Pondexter; and retired greats Dawn Staley, Yolanda Griffith and Teresa Weatherspoon.

Fans can vote on wnba.com through July 14, and voting will also be conducted among select national media as well as current players and coaches. The top 15 will be announced at the All-Star game on July 23 in San Antonio.