Elena Delle Donne, the openly gay All-Star for the Washington Mystics, became the fastest player in WNBA history to score 3,000 career points when a three-pointer Sunday put her over the magic mark.
Congrats to @De11eDonne of the @WashMystics on becoming the fastest player in #WNBA history (148 games) to reach 3,000 points!#WatchMeWork pic.twitter.com/wIUfVJiK77— WNBA (@WNBA) July 15, 2018
Delle Donne, 28, needed only 148 games to reach 3,000 points. The previous fastest were two other out players, Diana Taurasi and Seimone Augustus, who took 151 games to reach 3,000.
Delle Donne, in her sixth year, is in her prime and has a career average of 20 points a game. She was rookie of the year in 2013 and the league’s MVP in 2015 while playing for Chicago. Our sister site Swish Appeal says Delle Donne is playing so well that she is one of the favorites to win another MVP this season.
Delle Donne came out in 2016 prior to the Summer Olympics (where she helped Team USA to the gold medal) and married former college basketball player Amanda Clifton later that year. Amanda Delle Donne posted an Instagram message on the 3,000 points, calling her wife the GOAT.