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Sparks' Parker and Kings' Williams Expecting 1st Child


Wednesday, January 7, 2009
Sparks' Parker expecting first child
Associated Press

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. -- Candace Parker is expecting her first child this spring, and the WNBA star will keep working out leading to the 2009 season. The announcement was made Wednesday by the University of Tennessee, where Parker starred before going on to the Los Angeles Sparks. Her husband is Shelden Williams of the Sacramento Kings.


In 2008, Parker was the No. 1 pick in the WNBA draft and captured rookie of the year and MVP honors. She also won an Olympic gold medal and was the AP's female athlete of the year.


Parker's coach at Tennessee, Pat Summitt, and Sparks general manager Penny Toler congratulated Parker. Summitt told Parker that if she has a girl, she hopes she'll be a future Lady Vol.

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trueseeComment by truesee - January 7, 2009, 8:52 pm

I have watched Candace for years play at Tennessee and know that she is one of the best players in the entire world. I saw her play when the Sparks played in Washington and the place was sold out because of Candace. She is an amazing player and has generated alot of revenue for the WNBA. She will go down in history as one of the all time great players.   All of the best to her and her husband.
NBey6Comment by NBey6 - January 7, 2009, 9:07 pm
Truesee - I just absolutely love Candace and I was so happy when she won a Gold Medal this summer in Bejing. She has a wonderful future ahead of her and I hope she and Shelden have a great life. They are writing their story........I love to see this!!

trueseeComment by truesee - January 7, 2009, 9:21 pm
It is interesting that you like the WNBA because it is rare to find others who love them. Yes, her winning the Gold Medal and being named as the MVP of the league was exciting. She is really a great player and is very coachable. When the Sparks play the Mystics I will be there. All of the venues that the Sparks played in last season the crowds came to see this phenom.   Candace is good.
nobie23Comment by nobie23 - January 8, 2009, 9:29 am
I knew they were engaged...but thats probably why they enloped because she was expecting. I enjoyed watching her play and will continue to watch. Congrats to the family

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