Diana Lorena Taurasi (born June 11, 1982) is an American professional basketball player for the Phoenix Mercury of the Women's National Basketball Association (WNBA).
She was drafted by Phoenix first overall in the 2004 WNBA draft.
Since the day she was drafted, Taurasi has won three WNBA championships (2007, 2009, and 2014), one WNBA Most Valuable Player Award (2009), two WNBA Finals MVP Awards (2009 and 2014), four Olympic gold medals, (2004, 2008, 2012, and 2016), five scoring titles (2006, 2008, 2009, 2010, and 2011), one WNBA Rookie of the Year Award (2004), and three FIBA World Cups (2010, 2014, and 2018).
She is one of only 11 women to attain all four accolades.
She has also been selected to nine WNBA All-Star teams and ten All-WNBA teams.
In 2011, she was voted by fans as one of the WNBA's Top 15 Players of All Time.
On June 18, 2017, Taurasi became the WNBA all-time leading scorer.Taurasi is considered one of the greatest women to play basketball.
Her penchant for scoring in crucial situations has earned her the nickname "White Mamba", first coined by Kobe Bryant.
Current Phoenix Suns center Deandre Ayton also labelled her as the Michael Jordan of the WNBA.