Retirement announced by Candace Parker, a 3-time WNBA champion and 2-time league MVP

Candace Parker, a three-time WNBA champion, made the announcement on Sunday that she will be retiring.

After 16 seasons, Parker, a two-time league MVP, made the decision to retire, as she shared in a heartfelt social media post on Sunday.

Parker spent the initial 13 seasons of her career with the Los Angeles Sparks.

In 2008, she made history in the WNBA by becoming the first player to be awarded both Rookie of the Year and Most Valuable Player in the same season. Her outstanding performance included averaging 18.5 points, 9.5 rebounds, and 3.4 assists, leading the Sparks to a notable 10-win improvement.

Candace Parker made history last season by becoming the first player in the league to win a championship with three different teams. After securing the title with the Las Vegas Aces, she added to her previous victories with the Sparks in 2016 and the Chicago Sky in 2021.

“I made a promise to myself that I would never cheat the game and that I would strive to leave it in a better place than when I first entered,” Parker expressed in her heartfelt social media post. “The competitor within me always yearns for one more opportunity, but I have come to the realization that it is time to step away. My heart and body were aware of this decision, but it took some time for my mind to fully accept it.”

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