Diana Taurasi

Diana Taurasi

Personal Information

Full Name Diana Taurasi
Date of Birth June 11, 1982
Age 42
Nationality American
Height 6 foot 1
Weight 64lb,74kg
Father Mario Taurasi
Mother Liliana Taurasi

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Diana Taurasi: A Brief Biography

Diana Taurasi
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Diana Lorena Taurasi, often referred to as the "White Mamba," is widely regarded as the greatest of all time in women's basketball. She is an American basketball player who plays for the Phoenix Mercury in the Women's National Basketball Association. Standing 6 feet tall, Taurasi is celebrated as the best pure scorer in women's basketball, playing as a shooting guard.


She was selected first overall by Phoenix in the 2004 WNBA Draft and earned the WNBA Rookie of the Year Award that same year. She also became the all-time leading scorer in the WNBA and won three WNBA championships. Her illustrious career also includes five Olympic gold medals, highlighting her exceptional talent. Taurasi is one of only 11 women to have won an Olympic gold medal, an NCAA Championship, a FIBA World Cup, and a WNBA Championship.


In 2024, her regular season stats were impressive, as she averaged 16.5 points, 4.8 rebounds, 2.5 assists, and 0.6 steals per game.


Diana Taurasi's Early Life

Diana Taurasi, born on June 11, 1982, grew up in Chino, California. She attended Don Antonio Lugo High School. During her early years, Taurasi played both basketball and football but decided to focus exclusively on basketball when she started high school. Throughout her high school career, she emerged as one of the top scorers in California's high school history.


In 2000, she was awarded the Cheryl Miller Award by the Los Angeles Times, recognizing her as the best player in Southern California. Additionally, she was named the National High School Player of the Year by both Naismith and Parade Magazine in 2000 and received the title of MS Basketball State Player of the Year for the years 1999 and 2000.


Diana Taurasi's Personal Life

Despite her outstanding achievements, Diana Taurasi deals with her challenges. In a recent exclusive interview with HOLA! USA, the iconic Olympian and Phoenix Mercury player spoke for the first time about her journey with moderate-to-severe eczema. Eczema, also known as atopic dermatitis, is a long-term skin condition affecting millions worldwide. It causes intense discomfort and hampered daily activities. Managing it typically requires a combination of skincare practices, medication, and lifestyle adjustments.


Diana Taurasi Family Background

Mario and Liliana Taurasi are the parents of Diana Taurasi. Diana has an older sister named Jessika. Her father, Mario, grew up in Argentina and had a career as a professional soccer player in Italy, where he played as a goalkeeper for several years. Her mother, Liliana, is also from Argentina. Mario and Liliana moved from Argentina to the United States before Diana Taurasi was born.


Diana Taurasi Partner

As of 2024, Diana Taurasi is married to Penny Taylor, an Australian former professional basketball player and assistant coach. The couple, who had previously been teammates, tied the knot on May 13, 2017, after an eight-year relationship. When they wed, Penny was the Director of Player Development and Performance for the Phoenix Mercury. Before her relationship with Taurasi, Taylor was married to Brazilian volleyball player Rodrigo Rodrigues Gil from 2005 until 2008. After retiring in 2016, Taylor got engaged to Diana.


Diana Taurasi Kids

Diana Taurasi and Penny Taylor have two children. Their first child is a son called Leo Michael, who was born in March 2018. Three years later, Taylor gave birth to their second child, a daughter called Isla Taurasi-Taylor in October 2021.


Diana Taurasi Social Media

Diana Taurasi is active on major social media platforms such as Facebook, Instagram, and X (formerly known as Twitter). She has a significant fan following, particularly for her contributions to basketball and her social contribution to gender neutrality. On Instagram, she has 331k followers under the handle @dianataurasi. On Facebook, she has 2.5L followers, and on X, she has 93.5k followers under the handle @DianaTaurasi.


Diana Taurasi's Net Worth

Diana Taurasi, a professional basketball player, has accumulated a net worth of $3.5 million according to Celebrity Net Worth. She has amassed her wealth through her successful career in the WNBA and by playing for overseas teams, including UMMC Ekaterinburg in Russia.


Diana Taurasi Brand Ambassador

Diana Taurasi has made significant impacts both on and off the court. In 2014, she secured an endorsement deal with Nike. Later, in 2018, she expanded her endorsement portfolio by signing with BodyArmor, earning approximately $1.35 million from this partnership. Additionally, Taurasi agreed to exclusively wear LeBron James' signature line during games. Her impressive list of endorsements also includes major brands like Coca-Cola and State Farm.


Diana Taurasi Investments

Outside of her basketball career, to diversify her income, Taurasi has ventured into investment. Her most recent investment was in TMRW Sports, participating in their Seed VC round on November 2, 2022.


Diana Taurasi Career Stats

YearTeamGPFG%RPGAPGSPGBPGPPG
2004Phoenix34.4164.43.91.30.717.0
2005Phoenix33.4104.24.51.20.816.0
2006Phoenix34.4523.64.11.20.825.3
2007Phoenix32.4404.24.31.41.119.2
2008Phoenix34.4465.13.61.41.424.1°
2009Phoenix31.4615.73.51.21.420.4°
2010Phoenix31.4274.34.71.20.622.6°
2011Phoenix32.4493.23.60.80.621.6°
2012Phoenix8.4361.62.30.50.514.0
2013Phoenix32.4564.26.20.70.520.3
2014Phoenix33.4543.85.6°0.70.316.2
2016Phoenix33.3963.03.90.90.117.8
2017Phoenix31.4003.02.70.50.317.9
2018Phoenix33.4463.55.30.90.220.7
2019Phoenix6.1033.25.30.30.14.3
2020Phoenix19.4094.24.51.00.418.7
2021Phoenix16.3664.44.90.20.615.2
2022Phoenix31.3733.43.80.70.616.7
2023Phoenix26.4033.64.60.50.516.0
Career529.4263.94.30.90.619.1


Diana Taurasi Achievements

Diana Taurasi's list of achievements firmly establishes her as the GOAT in women's basketball. Her remarkable career includes winning three WNBA championships (2007, 2009, 2014), two WNBA Finals MVP awards (2009, 2014), and the WNBA MVP title in 2009. She has been selected as a WNBA All-Star ten times and was named WNBA Rookie of the Year in 2004. Taurasi led the league in scoring five times (2006, 2008-2011) and was honoured on the WNBA 15th Anniversary Team (2011), the WNBA 20th Anniversary Team (2016), and the WNBA 25th Anniversary Team (2021).


Her success extends overseas, where she has won six EuroLeague championships (2007-2010, 2013, 2016), seven Russian National League championships (2007, 2008, 2013-2017), and three Russian Cups (2013-2014, 2017). Taurasi was also named Russian League Player of the Year three times (2007, 2008, 2009), and achieved victories in the Turkish National League (2011) and the Turkish Cup (2012).


Diana Taurasi Contract

Diana Taurasi inked a two-year deal with the Phoenix Mercury valued at $469,872 where it is fully guaranteed. This contract provides her with an average annual salary of $234,936. According to WNBA data, Taurasi will earn a base salary of $234,936 in 2024, with a cap hit and dead cap value both set at $234,936.


Diana Taurasi Diet

In her early years, Diana Taurasi adhered to a strict diet that included non-vegetarian foods. However, in 2015, she and her partner transitioned to a fully plant-based diet for health reasons. In an interview with Women’s Fitness that same year, she explained, "By avoiding foods that cause inflammation, and cutting back on fats and sugars—which are counterproductive in large amounts—I've stuck to a more plant-based diet, and it has benefited me." Taurasi enjoys a wide variety of vegetables, with a particular fondness for lentils (both yellow and red), other beans, and kale.


Diana Taurasi House

Taurasi's residence in Manhattan Beach, California, boasts 3 bedrooms and 4 bathrooms, with doors that open directly onto the beach. Built in 2013, this 2,122-square-foot home is just steps away from the ocean and close to various Los Angeles-area attractions, such as the Strand. Public records indicate that the property was last sold in 2014 for $3.3 million.



FAQ's On Diana Taurasi

A. Diana Taurasi is 6 feet tall.

A. Diana Taurasi was born in Chino, California.

A. Mario and Liliana Taurasi are the parents of Diana Taurasi.

A. Diana Taurasi attended Don Antonio Lugo High School.

A. Diana Taurasi plays as a shooting guard for the Phoenix Mercury.

A. The three-time WNBA champion, Diana Taurasi decided not to retire and will be available for in the 2024 season at 42 years of age.

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