SparksNation what it do? On April 9, 2008 our Los Angeles Sparks “proposed” to Candace Parker. They rolled out the purple and gold carpet for her, and let her know from the beginning-when Lisa Leslie retires this will be her team! Well that time has come, with Lisa Leslie announcing at the beginning of this season, that she will retire at the end of the 2009 season.
With all of Lisa accomplishments, one that we as Sparks fans can really appreciate is the fact that she “married” the Los Angeles Sparks. We knew that when she retired, it would be in a Sparks uniform. She is nothing less, than the greatest female center to play the game. Now she is leaving the organization she built…and I mean that literally, from promotion, to community events, Lisa has done it all to make sure that the league would be around for the likes of Parker, and others. So now comes the time for Candace Parker to decide if she will accept the proposal for a “career” commitment to the LA Sparks.
SparksNation remember Candace’s husband Shelden Williams plays in the NBA, and I won’t hold it against him, that he plays for the Celtics, but that means she can make her home almost anywhere. She constantly talks about how “expensive” it is to live in LA…lol, yet we know she isn’t truly worried about that. I’m just saying the things she have to consider, before setting the date, after they win the 2009 WNBA championship.
Ok enough of that…we know that Candace will indeed “marry” the Sparks…she is more than ready to continue the house that Leslie built. By the time Candace is done, and ready to retire, they will have to share that floor…lol. We will watch this marriage begin next season!