Breanna Stewart won Best Female Athlete at this year's ESPY awards. She used her time in the spotlight to point out that even though she's at the top of her game, you have no idea who she is—unless you're an avid women's basketball fan.

You don't have to follow sports to have still heard of Steph Curry and LeBron James, but chances are you don't recognize Stewart, Diana Taurasi, or Tamika Catchings. They're not household names yet (and they don't get paid anywhere near what their NBA counterparts do), but their recognition is long overdue.

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