Diana Taurasi is a professional basketball player from America. Born in 1982, Taurasi began her career at a young age. She plays basketball since high school. During high school, she earned the Ms. Basketball State Player of the Year award a couple of times, among other awards. Currently, the skilled basketball player plays for the Russian team UMMC Ekaterinburg and for Phoenix Mercury of the WNBA. She first joined the WNBA in 2004, as a player for Phoenix Mercury. That year, she earned 6 awards, added to the other seven she had earned in 2003. Over the years, she gained more than 20 awards, as well as a huge fanbase. So, let’s take a look at her net worth, married life and dating history. We’ll also be briefly discussing the rumor that she might be a lesbian.
Diana Taurasi’s net worth
Taurasi has an estimated net worth of 1.5 million dollars. This net worth is obviously generated by her salary as a basketball player. The first WNBA team she was part of is Phoenix Mercury. In her first game, she scored 26 points, helping her team win against Seattle Storm. Her main position on the court is guard, but she often plays forward as well. That year, she won the WNBA Rookie of the Year award and made the All Star game. One year after joining Mercury, she went international, which brought a massive boost to her net worth. In 2005, she played for Dynamo Moscow. In 2007, Phoenix Mercury won their first WNBA title.
Source: Phoenix Mercury
Apart from this title, this year also brought Taurasi a NCAA title and an Olympic gold medal. At that point, her career, as well as her net worth and salary, were flourishing nicely.
In addition to the two teams she plays for now, Taurasi has also played for Dynamo Moskow, Spartak Moskow, Fenerbahçe Istanbul, and Galatasaray Medical Park. Throughout her career, she has earned 4 Olympic gold medals and a lot of awards. She earned the first gold medal in 2004, the second in 2008 (Beijing), the third in 2012 (London), and the last Olympic gold medal in 2016 (Rio de Janeiro). Her awards include two WNBA Finals MVP awards, USA Basketball Female Athlete of the Year (2016), among several others. She has also been voted as one of the WNBA’s top 15 Players of All Time. Her annual salary is about $500 grand.
Diana owns a 3.3 million dollars house in the Manhattan Beach, near the ocean. It has all the commodities, including a spa and three bedrooms. Well, with that net worth and annual salary, I guess we’d all buy a luxurious house near the ocean.
Is Diana married, engaged, or is she still dating some boyfriend?
So far, the skilled basketball player was never married or even engaged. Or she just kept it well hidden from the media and her fans. She has not even disclosed any information about her dating history or any possible boyfriend. So, sorry, but we’ll have to wait for her to just show up one day in the company of a husband, or even boyfriend. She never even appeared in public on a casual date.
The rumor about her being a lesbian
A while back, there was a rumor that Diana’s teammate, Seimone Augustus, was also her girlfriend.They were rumored to be lesbians because they kissed at the end of a game. The photo went viral, and fans were delighted to talk constantly about this girlfriend ‘reveal’. However, Diana never confirmed that Seimon was her girlfriend at the time.
Source: New York Daily News
Another teammate that fans thought was in a relationship with Taurasi was Penny Taylor. The two were seen together at the ESPY Awards, and, to be fair, they did look good together. Unfortunately, it is still not known if Diana is truly a lesbian, or if Penny or Augustus were, in fact, her girlfriends.
The player’s full name is Diana Lorena Taurasi. She was born on June 11, 1982, in Glendale, California. Her father was Mario Taurasi, a professional soccer player from Italy (goal-keeper). Diana’s mother’s name is Liliana, and she’s from Argentina. Diana grew up in Chino, California, with her parents and her sister, Jessika. She attended Don Antonio Lugo High School and she played basketball for the school’s team. In 2000, she was named the best basketball player in Southern California by the LA Times. That same year, she earned the title of National High School Player of the Year, as well as Ms. Basketball State Player of the Year, which she’d also earned in 1999.
Now that we know about her successful career, net worth, and salary, there’s only one thing we can do. That is waiting for her to reveal any marriage plans, or at least some info on her dating history.