Candace Parker dedicates WNBA championship title to the late Pat Summitt

Jesse Reed
Written by Jesse Reed

After leading her team to the WNBA championship title Thursday night against the Minnesota Lynx, Los Angeles Sparks forward Candace Parker dedicated the win to her former Tennessee coach and dearly departed legend, Pat Summit.

Parker had a lot to do with the Sparks’ championship title victory. She scored 28 points, hauled in 12 rebounds, stole three passes and blocked a shot Thursday night to lead the team to a one-point, 77-76 win in Game 5.

Maya Moore couldn’t quite do enough for the Lynx to bring a championship game back to Minnesota, though her 23-point, six-rebound, 11-assist performance was noteworthy.

Summitt passed away on June 28 of this year. May she rest in peace.

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Jesse Reed

Jesse Reed

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