This is the FIRST true season of the WNBA that there has been a plethora of rookies that come into the league in the same season and make a GREAT IMPACT. With all of the commotion b/w LA and Detroit, Minnesota rookie Candice “got into” a lil bit with sue bird and swin cash…and i’m not saying it was a big deal. Yet I am wondering is there “some’ animosity towards these young players coming in? The majority of them are in the starting line-ups for their perspective teams, taking out some of the veteran players. This is not like previous years when you had maybe 1 or 2 impact players coming in. So this doesn’t surprise me to have a “melee” as they called it to take place…because the vets need to be worried…or better yet taking the time to see the league truly GROW with more versatile talent, marketability, and SKILL! I say the 1st true season because when leslie them came in it was the beginning of the league.
Daily Archives: July 24, 2008
of ANY franchise, and Candace Parker is now TRULY finding that out from her peers. After this incident b/w the 2 teams (la/detroit) I can only imagine the headaches she has endured. Headaches of making sure you “smile”, say the right things, be open to people, interview after interview, commercial(s) (i’m sure gatorade will start those), promos and so on. People who know NOTHING about wbb, know who Candace Parker is and she is only 22. So who sat her down and told her what to do if you get “stole” on in a game, or approached in a certain manner. She has heard that she is a “target” but in college that just meant..getting you in foul trouble or being doubled or tripled team, but NOW there is ‘money’ involved, players egos, cities, and ex-NBA players bringing in the “thrill of a rivalry”, and here is Parker in the span of 24/hrs transitioning into this world, and taking it by STORM, and some don’t LIKE it! Even when Tina Thompson became the 1st number 1 pick she was never “targeted” not even after winning 4 championships in a row. Latoya Thomas, Monique Currie, Lauren Jackson (though) everyone realizes she is one of the best things going in the game right now. She gets everyone best game…yet she has not had to truly carry the “wnba banner”. And maybe that’s because she is an international player. Who knows! I just pray for this entire CLASS, because they are going to need it. Because those who opened up this league in 1997 are getting ready to bow out gracefully (i guess but with nancy lieberman playing) who knows…lol!