Candace Parker leads Chicago to win in debut
Candace Parker dominated in her first game with the Chicago Sky, putting up 16 points...
Candace Parker’s homecoming seems to be getting off to a smooth start.
The forward, who has played her entire 13-season career up to this point with the Los Angeles Sparks, signed a two-year deal with the Chicago Sky in the offseason. For Parker, who grew up in Naperville, Ill., it was a return to the city where her basketball career began. For the Sky, it had the makings of the start of a new era.
And when it comes to Parker’s chemistry with new teammate Diamond DeShields, a 2019 All-Star, the future already looks bright for the Sky, who are chasing their first WNBA championship.
“I don’t think she realized how talented she really is,” Parker said in a press conference Monday. “Defensively, we could disrupt some people.”
Of course, DeShields was quick to point out on Twitter just how long Parker has been in the league.
I’ll do you one better ... when I was in SIXTH GRADE, u were a rookie and it was also the first year ATL started the franchise. And so me and my aau team went and watched YOU play 😂😂😂😂 aight I’m done .— Diamond DeShields (@diamonddoesit1) May 4, 2021
Parker didn’t help her case by then comparing the age differences between her and her teammates to that of her 11-year-old daughter Lailaa.
When you realize some of your teammates are closer to your daughters age than yours 😩😩😩😩😩😩😂😂😂😂🤯— Candace Parker (@Candace_Parker) May 4, 2021
Parker begins her journey with the Sky against the Mystics on Saturday, May 15 in the team’s season opener.
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