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Yearbook, June 21: The WNBA tips off

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June 21, 1997: That jump. Lisa Leslie won the ceremonial version, over Kym Hampton. "But I got the real tip [pictured], and we won the game," Hampton told the Associated Press years later.

Indeed they did, a 67-57, New York Liberty-over-Los Angeles Sparks affair, which on this day 15 years ago kicked off a new era in American sports.