The Phoenix Mercury star is currently competing in the 2021 WNBA Finals against the Chicago Sky. After a stellar showing in Game 2, fans want to know more about Diana Taurasi’s ethnicity, net worth, and wife Penny Taylor.
Who is Diana Taurasi?
Diana Taurasi is a WNBA star for the Phoenix Mercury.
She is currently taking on the Chicago Sky in the 2021 WNBA Finals.
She scored 20 points in the Mercury’s Game 2 91-86 victory.
The 6ft basketball star was drafted by Phoenix first overall in the 2004 WNBA draft.
During her career she has won three WNBA championships.
Additionally, she has won an MVP award, two Finals MVP awards, five scoring titles, and an incredible five Olympic gold medals.
The nine-time WNBA All-Star is also the league’s all-time leading scorer. She is the only player to surpass 9,000 points.
The 39-year-old is widely considered one of the best WNBA players of all time.
What is Diana Taurasi’s ethnicity?
The WNBA star was born on 11 June 1982 in Chino, California.
Diana Taurasi’s ethnicity is mixed.
She has an Argentine mother and an Italian father.
Taurasi’s father, Mario, was a professional soccer player in Italy.
Both he and his wife Liliana (Diana’s mother) emigrated from Argentina to the US before Diana was born.
Speaking about her roots, Taurasi told ESPN: “I am 90 per cent Argentine and Italian and 10 per cent American.”
Who is Diana Taurasi’s wife?
Diana Taurasi’s wife is Penny Taylor, who also played in the WNBA.
Taylor, who is Australian, spent the majority of her career with her partner Diana on the Phoenix Mercury.
Taylor now serves as director of player development and performance for the team.
Taurasi and Taylor tied the knot in May 2017 and welcomed their first child, a son named Leo Michael, in March 2018.
Recently, they announced the arrival of a daughter.
After beating the Las Vegas Aces in Game 5 of their semi-final series, Taurasi had a message for her pregnant wife.
“Hold it in, babe,” Taurasi said. “I’m coming.”
Daughter Isla was born at 4.24am on Saturday, 9 October.
What is Diana Taurasi’s net worth and salary?
Diana Taurasi’s net worth is $2 million.
According to Sportrac, Diana Taurasi signed a two-year, $449,544 contract with the Phoenix Mercury.
This includes $449,544 guaranteed, and an annual average salary of $224,772.
That means in 2021, Diana Taurasi’s base salary is $221,450.