Wednesday, June 25, 2008

She did it again!

My theory is that Candace Parker's goal is to make women dunking no longer a story. Maybe she'll have to do it 10 more times in the next 10 games, but eventually, we'll stop being surprised.

It's not even the most impressive thing she's done. I've already gone over her rookie of the year slash MVP campaign this year. In last night's game she scored 22 points, 11 rebounds, 4 assists, 4 steals, 3 blocks, and just 2 turnovers in 29 minutes. The Sparks grabbed 41.5% of the available offensive rebounds and beat a really talented Seattle team pretty handily.

CP3!! Why don't we have a good nickname for her? She rebounds! She leads the fastbreak! She can shoot the three! She can create off the dribble! She can score in the paint! She uses ball-screens! She gets position without the ball! She really does everything you can ask for on the offensive side of the ball. 6-4 and she can pull out a crossover on the fastbreak (against players half a foot shorter) and finish with either hand (although it always seems to end up being her right hand . . .). She also gets to the free throw line as well as Kobe Bryant does -- here's to hoping she can improve her FT% as her career goes on.

And she dunks!

Candace Parker + Lisa Leslie = Magic Johnson + Kareem Abdul Jabbar?

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