TAG: Los Angeles Sparks

Latest News, WNBA / Sep 20, 2013 / 11:30 am

The Top 10 Plays From MVP Winner Candace Parker’s Season

Candace Parker

Candace Parker (photo. Gary B. Garman)

Candace Parker of the Los Angeles Sparks is the WNBA MVP for the 2013 season, it was announced Thursday. She’s the fifth player (along with Lisa Leslie, Cynthia Cooper, Sheryl Swoopes and Lauren Jackson) in league history to win the award more than once. The 6-4 forward averaged 17.9 points, 8.7 rebounds and 3.8 assists as the Sparks racked up the second-best record in the Western Conference. Read More »

Smack / Aug 27, 2011 / 12:00 am

Double Trouble

Dwyane Wade

We might not believe Miami has it all figured out. But Dwyane Wade seems to think so. During an appearance on ESPN Radio, Wade said himself and LeBron “figured it out” and did a good job working together, in part because they are such good friends and get along so well. It’s still so hard to figure the relationship out because the season was so up and down. One week, they’d look unbeatable. The next, they’d lose a few games in a row. Then, they would storm through the playoffs before finally melting down in the Finals. What exactly was all that? A success? A failure? Read More »

WNBA / Jun 28, 2011 / 2:00 pm

The WNBA: Four Reasons To Care

Diana Taurasi

Diana Taurasi (photo. NBAE/Getty Images)

The WNBA season tip-off passed by like the 10-year anniversary of the release of Final Fantasy IX – unnoticed. Despite all those clever “Basketball is Basketball” commercials, hoops fans were too busy hating on LeBron and Dwyane Wade‘s celebratory antics in Game 2 to pay much mind to the June 3 season opener between the Los Angeles Sparks and the Minnesota Lynx.

But now that Dirk Nowitzki‘s game-winning drives and Jan Vesely‘s smooch are distant memories, hoops fans need something new to satisfy their basketball fix. Now I know the WNBA might not seem sexy, but I’ve got four reasons for you to follow this summer’s campaign. Read More »

Style - Kicks and Gear, WNBA / Jun 22, 2011 / 6:00 pm

Nike Zoom Hyperfuse 2011 – Los Angeles Sparks Player Exclusive

Nike Zoom Hyperfuse 2011

Last night marked the 15th anniversary of the WNBA’s first game, a match between the Los Angeles Sparks and New York Liberty on June 21, 1997. To honor the historic date, Nike created a special Sparks colorway of the Nike Zoom Hyperfuse 2011 for their players and courtside fans to wear during their 96-91 victory at home. Check ‘em out: Read More »

WNBA / May 16, 2011 / 12:00 pm

Dime Q&A: Candace Parker Talks Russia, Sparks & Ron Harper

Candace Parker

Candace Parker (photo. Gary B. Garman)

Mother of Lailaa; wife of Shelden; sister of Anthony. Candace Parker goes by many titles these days, but we all know her as arguably the best female athlete in the world. While she’s not in L.A. lighting it up for the Sparks, the 6-4 forward spends her offseason playing basketball overseas for UMMC Ekaterinburg in Russia. In between her motherly duties and obligations to her Euroleage team, we were able to catch up with Candace to talk Sparks championship hopes, playing ball post-pregnancy and her idolization of Ron Harper. Read More »