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Candace Parker’s Sparks Jersey Is A Top Seller

This was quite a no brainer, wasn’t it? I mean, most people don’t give two shits about the WNBA. And before last year, probably would have trouble naming a player. They might know Lisa Leslie, though because she has been tip-toeing that mainstream line for a while. But no one has transcended the WNBA bubble like Candace Parker. She’s pretty close to a household name, and probably the closest any female basketball player has been, to date.

So, to no one’s surprise, CP3 has the league’s best selling jersey. And second place, Diana Tourasi’s second place finish? To be fair, it’s probably not even close. Let’s be real. Lisa Leslie, getting ready to play her final season, is the #3 selling jersey. And, on top of that, their team, the LA Sparks, has the best selling merch.

I’m dying for any morsel of CP3 news I can get my hands on. I can’t wait to hear what she named her new baby daughter, and I can’t wait to see her get back on the court again. I watched quite a few WNBA games last season; and it was all because of Candace. I’m pretty sure I’m not alone!

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Candace Parker Returning in Late June?

Could it be that the LA Sparks will get Candace Parker back in just a little over a month? To be honest, it wouldn’t surprise me a bit!

Now, we all know new moms sometimes take some time to get back to their pre-baby form, but I don’t think that will be an issue with Candace. She was working out right up until the day before she gave birth. And let’s not forget that she’s a professional athlete.

Teammate Lisa Leslie, speaking from the team’s media day, said she believed that CP3 would be back in her Sparks uniform in “late June”.

It’s not the physical part of returning to work that I thought would delay Candace’s return. I simply thought that her connection to her daughter, not wanting to give up those precious moments of her new child’s life, would factor in and create a longer layoff. Perhaps they still are. We’ll see when she does come back or decides to speak about her new bundle of joy.

And still no name for baby Parker-Williams has been released to the public.

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It’s A Girl for Candace Parker!

Congratulations to my favorite WNBA star Candace Parker, and her husband Shelden Williams. Candace gave birth to a little baby girl this morning! The new bundle of joy weighs 7 pounds, 6 ounces and was 20 inches long.

“Shelden and I are thrilled. This is such a life changing moment for us, we feel blessed to have a healthy and beautiful baby girl.”

The baby’s name has not yet been revealed because the new parents wanted to share those details with family first.

Candace plans to get back on the basketball court as soon as possible, but her Dr. will have to clear her first. While the Sparks’ training camp starts Sunday, the 2009 WNBA season doesn’t get underway until June 6.

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Candace Parker Update

One of CP3's last appearances before she delivers?

One of CP3's last appearances before she delivers?

It’s been a few months, but I know I can always count on the LA Times to give me my Candace Parker fix.

Last we heard from the female CP3 was when her ESPN Magazine cover for Women’s History Month debuted. There was a bit of a controversy over the writer’s (Allison Glock) mention of Candace’s C cups. That allowed the story to get more press. But, other than that, the only mentions here and there like when she attends the NBA game of hubby Shelden Williams or other LA events. That’s not enough for a fan like myself.

So, I was quite happy to see there was a new update. First of all, she’s due next month! Soooooo soon! Ahh! Candace attended a March of Dimes event over the weekend and reported that mother and baby were doing well.

The event was called “March For Babies”, and since the goal is to “support research and programs that help moms have full-term pregnancies and babies begin healthy lives”, it’s easy to see why the mom-to-be chose to support the cause. More info at www.marchforbabies.org.

In other news, you can become of fan of Candace on Facebook. Awesome. Of course, if you do that, then I’m guessing you’ve already joined her fanlisting, correct? *cough*

Can’t wait until Baby Parker-Williams arrives!

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Candace Parker is the Kids’ Choice!

2009 Kids Choice AwardsI didn’t watch it, because there are more than enough things I can do to age myself rather than watching Nickelodeon’s Kids’ Choice Awards.

I did, however, check out the winners list and saw that Candace Parker won the KCA for “Choice Female Athlete”. Y’all know by now, that I’ll take any opportunity I possibly can to post about the female CP3!

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