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Candace Parker is NBA 2K’s first WNBA cover athlete

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Candace Parker is making history once again.

On Wednesday, NBA 2K announced that the WNBA star would grace the cover of NBA 2K22, making her the franchise’s first female cover athlete.

“Representation matters, so this is a special moment of progress for the sport and the series,” Parker said in a statement.

Parker’s WNBA 25th Anniversary Special Edition cover will be released on Sept. 10 alongside the Luka Dončić-covered Standard Edition and the NBA 75th Anniversary Edition featuring Kevin Durant, Dirk Nowitzki and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar.

Parker is in her 14th season in the WNBA and first with the Chicago Sky. A WNBA champion and two-time WNBA MVP, Parker will be making her sixth All-Star Game appearance Wednesday night when she and Team WNBA take on Team USA at 7 p.m. ET on ESPN.