Best WNBA Player ESPY Award

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The Best WNBA Player ESPY Award has been presented annually since 1998 to the Women's National Basketball Association player, irrespective of nationality, adjudged to be the best in a given year.

Between 1998 and 2004, the award voting panel comprised variously fans; sportswriters and broadcasters, sports executives, and retired sportspersons, termed collectively experts; and retired sportspersons, but balloting thereafter has been exclusively by fans over the Internet from amongst choices selected by the ESPN Select Nominating Committee.

Through the 2001 iteration of the ESPY Awards, ceremonies were conducted in February of each year to honor achievements over the previous calendar year, in the season immediately precedent to the holding of the ESPY Awards ceremony; awards presented thereafter are conferred in June and reflect performance from the June previous,[1] or parts of two WNBA seasons.

Maya Moore of the Minnesota Lynx currently holds this Award, winning in 2016.

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  1. ^ Because of the rescheduling of the awards ceremony, the award presented in 2002 was given in consideration of performance betwixt February 2001 and June 2002.