She still led the team in rebounds and blocks, finished third in scoring, and also went on to win WNBA MVP again the very next year.Now thirty years-old, Parker indeed missed the first half of the most recent WNBA season due to injury, but returned to her old ways once back on the court, averaging 19.4 points, 10.1 rebounds and 6.3 assists while carrying her Los Angeles Sparks to the postseason.Just last October, Parker also headlined the US team during the four-game string of its European tour, leading the group in minutes played, rebounds, blocks and assists.Sixth months later, she’s no longer a member on the national team.
He still wore Nike off the court and on the podium during the team’s Gold Medal presentation.
Yep, he filed for divorce just days before their 8-year anniversary.
words // Nick De Paula: When longtime league executive Jerry Colangelo and esteemed Duke University head coach Mike Krzyzewski jointly took over the reigns of USA Basketball in 2006, the basketball program was in dire need of being reshaped and retooled.
Conversely, the USA Women’s national team has never waned in recent years, routinely fielding star-filled rosters and winning five straight Olympic Gold Medals, dating back to 1996.
As the final team for the 2016 Olympics was close to being officially announced last Wednesday, word got out early in the week that longtime WNBA star Candace Parker would be left off of the final roster headed to Rio De Janeiro later this summer.