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Candace Parker Out for the Rest of the Season

No more Candace Parker in 2010


The only reason I watch the WNBA, the amazing Candace Parker, has been placed on the LA Sparks IR. (Yes, I’m aware basketball teams don’t have IRs, but just go with me here, ok?)

She dislocated her left shoulder in a recent game and is out for the remainder of the season now that it’s been revealed that the injured shoulder needs surgery.

So, what do I do now? Is it football season yet, or what?

In other CP3 news, Candace is up for the Subway Sportswoman of the Year at next week’s (June 27) BET Awards.

ETA: Candace tweeted her thanks for fan support after news spread that she was on the shelf for the rest of the season.

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CP3 Suits Up Sunday!

Candace Parker alerted the masses when she started practicing with the Sparks again. She said afterwards that they were going to play everything by ear in regards to when she’d suit up on gameday.

Well, that question has been answered. Candace tweeted that she’s going to play this Sunday when the Sparks host the Phoenix Mercury. There’s a corresponding press release on the team’s website as well.

Don’t expect CP3 to be on the court for he entire game. This is going to be a process. But her return will definitely be a welcome boost to the team’s production. Unfortunately, the game airs at 9:30PM NBA TV (for those of us not in the greater Los Angeles area), a channel that I do not get. Otherwise I would be watching!

And despite not having even played yet this season, Candace is 5th in WNBA All-Star Game fan voting. Amazing, right?

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Revised Return Date for Candace Parker

Last month, Lisa Leslie gave us a late June return to the courts for Candace. We never really got confirmation of that time period from Candace. She usually said that she was hoping to return “soon”. Even though I miss watching her play, I initially though late-June was too soon for a first time mom. Looks like Candace thought so too.

Instead, she is hoping to make her comeback within a 6 week time frame, according to the LA Times. That would be right around the end of July. Additionally, she wants to start practicing with the Sparks again in 2 weeks.

Sounds good. Can’t wait to see CP3 back on the hardwood!

In other news, Candace was just nominated for an ESPY Awards in the “Female Athlete” category. Other nominees include tennis star Serena Williams, Olympic all-around gymnastics champion Nastia Liukin, Olympic swimmer Natalie Coughlin, and Connecticut basketball player Maya Moore.

The 17th annual ESPYs will be hosted by Samuel L. Jackson on Sunday, July 19. They will air live at 9PM (ET).

ETA: The full ESPYs nominee list is out and Candace picked up a second nod for Best WNBA Player. Also, her Q&A with Time Magazine is out. Read it here.

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One Mo ‘Gain: Candace Parker Tweets!

There must be some weird stuff going on with my server, because y’all saw that I wrote a post titled “Candace Parker Tweets!” a day ago and now it’s gone and I haven’t logged into my WordPress backend since then; until now! The post is gone! Twitter Tools even sent the post announcement to Twitter for me! WTF!

Maybe it’s a conspiracy since I out-scooped the LA Times? JK,JK. I don’t know, but I’m writing it again. And hopefully my post will stay up!

I was just sharing with all my fellow CP3 fans that Candace is now on Twitter. There are 3 times as many followers now as there were when I started following her. Guess word did get out very quickly and now people are connecting with her. She seems to have picked it up very quickly, too!

I think it’s great, because without a MySpace or official website (she says it’s coming!) there was no easy way for fans to communicate with Candace. Now there is and it’s a beautiful thing!

I can’t tell you how many friends I have who still give me the “I don’t get it” comments when it comes to Twitter. It’s basically whatever you want it to be and you get out of it what you put in. So, give it a whirl!

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Candace Speaks!

On the eve of her team’s season opening game against the defending WNBA champion Detroit Shock, Candace Parker gave an interview to the guys at PTI (ESPN) to talk about her transition to motherhood and upcoming return to basketball. Watch it below:

I bemoan these corporate sponsorships of individual teams in the league. Someone likened it to Nascar with all the sponsor companies plastered all over the cars. I want to see team names on the front of athlete jerseys, not “Farmers Insurance” or some other sponsor. I know the WNBA is bleeding money, but this sets a dangerous precedence that I’m not sure anyone’s going to like further down the line. But it is what it is. Good luck to the Los Angeles Sparks presented by Farmers Insurance!

Cute interview! Sparks vs. Shock on ABC at 2:30 PM (ET).

UPDATE: Candace’s daughter is named Lailaa

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