The Storm’s Lauren Jackson has been nominated for Best WNBA Player in next month’s annual ESPY Awards. Indiana’s Tamika Catchings, San Antonio’s Becky Hammon, Los Angeles forward Candace Parker and Phoenix’s Diana Taurasi round out the nominees. Previously, Jackson won the ESPY in 2004, 2005 and 2008 (each time honoring the preceding WNBA season).
Jackson and Parker are the only two of the five players who have ever won the Best WNBA Player ESPY that remain active. The other three past recipients are Cynthia Cooper, Lisa Leslie and Sheryl Swoopes.
Fan voting for the ESPY Awards is open through July 10, so make sure to cast your vote for LJ. The ESPY Awards will air live on ESPN on Wednesday, July 14 at 6 p.m. PDT.