Best Comet - 2003
Readers' Choice: Sheryl Swoopes
Sheryl Swoopes has been a regular winner in our Best Comet category since the WNBA came into existence in 1997, and for good reason. Swoopes was the league's first superstar, and she's never done anything but carry that title with class. She came back from both a debilitating ACL injury and a pregnancy, which ain't no walk in the park either. She was the first woman to have a sneaker named after her; she now has four different sneaks, including the new Air Tuned Swoopes. A two-time MVP, the 32-year-old forward is no longer in her prime as a player, but as a children's author, as the head of the Sheryl Swoopes Foundation for Youth, and as a budding sports broadcaster, she's still at the top of her game.