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Riceboro native Milton-Jones breaks record
Atlanta Dream player sets new mark for most WNBA games played
Riceboro native DeLisha Milton-Jones, who plays for the WNBAs Atlanta Dream, broke the record for most games played in the league Friday. - photo by NBAE/Getty Photos

Riceboro native DeLisha Milton-Jones broke the WNBA record for games played when she took the court Friday in the Atlanta Dream’s 90-84 win against Indiana, according to a news release from the Dream and ESPN.

It was the 497th game of Milton-Jones’ career, breaking a tie with Tina Thompson. Milton-Jones, now in her 17th WNBA season, had seven points, seven rebounds and three steals in 24 minutes.

Milton-Jones, 40, is the oldest player active in the WNBA, according to the release.

Her rèsumè includes two WNBA titles (with Los Angeles in 2001 and 2002) and two All-Star selections (2000 and 2007). She is one of six players all-time with more than 5,000 points and 2,400 rebounds, ranks fourth all-time in WNBA history in steals, sixth in career rebounds and ninth in points.

In addition, Milton-Jones was a men’s professional basketball coach in 2005 for the ABA’s Los Angeles Stars. She has said coaching is her post-playing goal.

Milton-Jones worked as a color commentator for ESPN and a sideline reporter for the NBA’s Atlanta Hawks last season.

She was a member of the 2004 U.S. Olympic women’s basketball team, but did not compete in Athens, Greece, after suffering a knee injury just prior to the start of the competition.

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