The Phoenix Mercury are a Women's National Basketball Association team in Phoenix, Arizona that began in 1997 as one of the league's original eight teams. The team plays at America West Arena.
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2 WNBA Championships
4 Retired Numbers
5 Hall of Famers
6 Not to be Forgotten
7 Current Stars
Their uniform is white, yellow and orange at home with a logo of the planet Mercury in reddish orange, and the word Mercury in yellow; it is orange and yellow on the road.
With a cast that included hall-of-famer Nancy Lieberman, possible future hall-of-famers Michele Timms of Australia, and Jennifer Gillom, plus the energetic and hyper-active star Bridget Pettis, the Mercury reached the playoffs at various times during the late 1990s, including a trip to the WNBA Finals in 1998.
All of the above-mentioned players (except for Gillom) left, because of retirement or trades, and the Mercury stopped being a playoff contender. In addition, player Lisa Harrison has become a sex symbol, and Playboy Magazine offered her money to pose in their magazine. The Mercury had hoped to get a chance to draft college star Tameeka Catchings, who is one of the best basketball players in the country, but Catchings went to the Indiana Fever instead.
Hall of Famers
Not to be Forgotten