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Brittney Griner's Phoenix Mercury debut Monday was seen by 10,200 people at the US Airways Center along with countless others who were watching on ESPN.

It was a big deal. She is a big deal.

Though she is the biggest thing to hit the WNBA, the 6-foot-8 rookie is just another in a long list of sports stars to call the Valley home. Each one of them had a debut -- some better than others -- and we thought it'd be fun to take a look back.

So, presented in no particular order, here are some of the more notable debuts in Arizona sports history.

Adam Green, Web Content Editor - ArizonaSports.com

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