WNBA star Candace Parker signs with Las Vegas Aces – NBC Chicago

Candace Parker announces signing with Las Vegas Aces originally appeared on NBC Sports Chicago

Candace Parker is heading to the Las Vegas Aces, according to the WNBA star’s Instagram.

Parker, 36, played the first 13 seasons of his illustrious career with the Los Angeles Sparks, earning four All-Star nominations and the MVP award in 2008 and 2013.

In 2021, she signed with the Chicago Sky, helping the franchise to its first WNBA championship while averaging 13.3 points, 8.4 rebounds, and 4 assists per game during the regular season.

She earned her sixth and seventh All-Star nominations in the past two seasons with the Sky. Parker is a Chicagoland-area native, born in Naperville, Illinois, and an alumnus of Naperville Central High School.

The Las Vegas Aces are the defending WNBA Champions of the 2022 WNBA season. The title marked their first championship in franchise history.

“I always appreciate everyone in Chicago – our fans, teammates, coaches and owners,” Parker wrote in the Instagram post. “But more than the past two seasons, I’m grateful for the city that raised me, the childhood friends I still have to this day, the teachers I still learn from, and the moments that will forever remain in my heart .

“While Chicago will always be my home, my family’s home is on the West Coast.”

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