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Dallas Diamonds

The Dallas Diamonds joined the WBL for its second season in 1979-80, playing at the Dallas Convention Center. The Diamonds weren’t good in their first year, and would go 7-28 in their first season and finish in last place. That would all change during the second season, as they moved to the Moody Coliseum under new ownership and drafted Nancy Lieberman first overall. Lieberman was an Olympian and the biggest women’s basketball star at the time. With a new player and arena, the Diamonds shined and went 18-7 and drew a few thousand fans per game. They would go the playoff finals, losing in a decisive Game 5 to the Nebraska Wranglers. The WBL would fold at the end of the season. The Diamonds would be the only team to re-join the resurrected league (WABA) in 1984, along with Lieberman, but that league would only last about a month before folding.