We're not even sure why we have this category. The outcome is never in doubt. Diana Taurasi isn't just one of the all-time greats in metro Phoenix, she's one of the greats anywhere. ESPN ranked her as the best women's basketball player ever. She's the WNBA's all-time leading scorer. She has been first team All-WNBA nine times. She's won NCAA championships, a WNBA championship, and Olympic gold medals. She's averaged almost 20 points per regular-season game for the Mercury and 21 in the playoffs. NBA legend Kobe Bryant refers to her as the "White Mamba." But in her 14th season in Phoenix, at age 36, she's been more like another superstar, LeBron James, playing her best at a time when she should be considering retirement. Apparently, that's not in her thought process: She's signed a contract with the Phoenix Mercury through the 2020 season.