Candace Nicole Parker is an American professional basketball player for the Los Angeles Sparks of the Women's National Basketball Association.
Los Angeles, officially the City of Los Angeles and often known by its initials L.A., is the second-largest city in the United States after New York City, the most populous city in the state of California, and the county seat of Los Angeles County.
The Los Angeles Sparks are a professional Basketball team based in Los Angeles, California, playing in the Western Conference in the Women's National Basketball Association.
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She is the younger sister of former NBA player Anthony Parker.
The National Basketball Association is the pre-eminent men's professional basketball league in North America, and is widely considered to be the premier men's professional basketball league in the world.
Anthony Michael Parker is an American retired professional basketball player who played in the National Basketball Association, as well as in Italy and Israel.
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Parker was the first overall pick in the 2008 WNBA Draft.
The WNBA draft is the league's annual process for determining which Women's National Basketball Association teams receive the rights to negotiate with players entering the league.
In high school, Parker won the 2003 and 2004 Gatorade National Girls Basketball Player of the Year awards, becoming just the second junior and only female to receive the award twice.
A versatile player, she is mainly a forward, but was listed on Tennessee's roster as a forward, center, and guard.
She may be best known for being the first woman to dunk in an NCAA tournament game and the first woman to dunk twice in a college game—she set both milestones as a redshirt freshman on March 19, 2006.
Redshirt, in United States college athletics, is a delay or suspension of an athlete's participation in order to lengthen his or her period of eligibility.
She also became only the second player to dunk in a WNBA game on June 22, 2008.
She led the Lady Vols to back to back national championships, was named the Final Four's most outstanding player of both, and was a two-time consensus national player of the year.
Parker has won two WNBA Most Valuable Player Awards, the WNBA Rookie of the Year Award, WNBA All-Star Game MVP, and two Olympic gold medals.
The Women's National Basketball Association's Rookie of the Year Award is an annual Women's National Basketball Association award given since the 1998 WNBA season, to the top rookie of the regular season.
In sports, a most valuable player award is an honor typically bestowed upon the best-performing player in an entire league, for a particular competition, or on a specific team.
She has also been selected to six All-WNBA teams and three All-Star teams.
Parker won the 2009 Teen Choice Awards as the favorite female athlete in the sports category, and was a guest star on various Nickelodeon Shows, such as Figure It Out and Nicky, Ricky, Dicky and Dawn.
The Teen Choice Awards is an annual awards show that airs on the Fox television network.
Nicky, Ricky, Dicky & Dawn is an American television sitcom produced by Nickelodeon.
Parker became the first player to win the Rookie of the Year and the WNBA Most Valuable Player Award in the same season.