Candace Parker answers title bell

October 21 Dennis J. Freeman 0

For the Los Angeles Sparks, the road to the WNBA championship would begin and end with Candace Parker. It started with Parker making the full-time commitment to attend training camp and seeing this season all the way through. For Parker, that meant making sure her routine overseas, offseason basketball commitment that […]


Parker ‘Sparks’ LA closer to title

October 15 Dennis J. Freeman 0

LOS ANGELES-You could feel it. From the opening tip to the end of Game 3 of the WNBA Finals. Candace Parker was looking to push the agenda for the Los Angeles Sparks. That’s not surprising. This has been a season of mission delivery for Parker, who was bumped from the […]


NBA Preview: What will Nick Young do?

October 4 Dennis J. Freeman 0

EL SEGUNDO, CA-It’s hard not to like Nick Young. If Young was not in the professional basketball business he would fit in perfectly at the Happiest Place on Earth. What’s not to like about Young? Swaggy P has the easygoing gait and the undeniable appeal of joy written all over […]


Sparks undefeated no more

LOS ANGELES-One team was going to win. One team was going to lose. When the Minnesota Lynx played the Los Angeles Sparks at Staples Center, something had to give between the previously two unbeaten teams in the WNBA. Well, when you have two of the league’s  best teams going at […]


Dabovic, desperation extend Sparks

September 22 Dennis J. Freeman 0

LONG BEACH-Desperate times call for desperate measures. The Los Angeles Sparks were desperate when they played Maya Moore and the Minnesota Lynx Sunday afternoon at the Walter Pyramid building at Long Beach State University. Down 0-1 going into Game 2 of a three-game series, the Sparks knew what to do […]


Parker and Sparks rise to playoff potential

September 8 Dennis J. Freeman 0

LOS ANGELES-It took a while to get there, but the Los Angeles Sparks have climbed the mountain of uncertainty that they may have had at the beginning of the season to now enjoying basketball elation after clinching a playoff berth on the road to a possible WNBA championship run. The […]


Rest Key to Sparks’ Second Half Surge

LOS ANGELES- For the Los Angeles Sparks, getting a couple of days rest and getting their all-star forward back may be the antidote the team needs to turn their season around from a won-loss perspective. The Sparks are 3-13 going into the all-star break. After playing the second of back-to-back […]


Griner, Mercury Grind Down Sparks

LOS ANGELES-The Los Angeles Sparks are close. They’re almost there. The Sparks haven’t hit their win groove yet where they’re racking off one victory after another. Hopefully that time will come soon enough for the team to pile up enough wins to try to get into the postseason. After going […]


Storm able to rise, topple Sparks

LOS ANGELES-The 2015 WNBA home opener for the Los Angeles Sparks started off good. The ending wasn’t so good. With Magic Johnson and Kobe Bryant sitting courtside at Staples Center, the Sparks surged to a 21-point first quarter against the Seattle Storm. The Sparks and their crowd were pumped with […]


Parker Shows Why She’s MVP

LOS ANGELES-The Los Angeles Sparks owned the game early against the San Antonio Stars during their Memorial Day weekend contest played at Staples Center. The Stars fought back to get into the game when the Sparks became stagnant on the offensive end. The Sparks finally stopped messing around and finished […]


Mercury Outshine Sparks

May 19 Jevone Moore 0

Los Angeles-There is a new Showtime era playing out at the Staples Center this summer, The Los Angeles Sparks (1-1) are now part of that rich tradition. The 2014 season is a reality thanks to Magic Johnson & financial partners. Their season home opener was a defeat at the hands […]


Minus Parker Sparks Keep it Together

September 13 Dennis J. Freeman 0

LOS ANGELES-The Los Angeles Sparks were in a groove during a stretch of the third quarter against the Minnesota Lynx when Candace Parker lost her cool and got herself ejected from the game. That scenario played itself out in favor for the Lynx, which then went on a run to […]