Candace Parker, American Athlete ( April 19, 1986 - )

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So you have to take the good with the bad.~Candace Parker

Good You Bad

I don't think I would take the game with the same mentality that I do now if I hadn't been injured.~Candace Parker

Game Think Same

It will be exciting to have my child share my career and to remember what I was like when I was young.~Candace Parker

Child Remember Young

The Sparks have always been committed to success and making the right moves to build upon their rich tradition in the WNBA.~Candace Parker

Success Rich Tradition

My baby is the joy in my life.~Candace Parker

Life Joy Baby

My dad was my first coach and drove me extremely hard from a very young age.~Candace Parker

Age Dad Me

From my first dunk at 14 years old to my second NCAA Championship at the University of Tennessee, my intense training with my dad was always to credit.~Candace Parker

Dad Training Credit

You're measured by championships no matter what.~Candace Parker

You Matter Championships

I wouldn't mind being the female MJ. I want to have major crossover appeal.~Candace Parker

Mind Want Crossover

My whole career has been trying to please people in basketball. Now it's time to please myself.~Candace Parker

Time Myself People

For me, family has always come first.~Candace Parker

Family Me Always

You want your coach's blessing.~Candace Parker

Blessing Coach Want

Today I know that there is still work to be done, but along the way my I am achieving my dreams.~Candace Parker

Work Dreams Today

I look at it this way: the WNBA is 13 years young. I think eventually women will get to that point, maybe in my daughter's generation, where their salaries will be similar to men's. But we're still starting off, like, where the NBA was back in the 1950s.~Candace Parker

Daughter Women Men

What's so special about this team is that we all have the same mentality, this sort of, 'We've been knocked down, let's get back up' mentality.~Candace Parker

Team Special Down

Male athletes don't get dropped when they father kids.~Candace Parker

Father Athletes Kids

I'm very stubborn. I feel like I'm going to play this season.~Candace Parker

Play Stubborn Feel

I know Penny Toler and coach Ross have worked hard to put together a strong team this year, and I am ready to start the season with my teammates.~Candace Parker

Strong Team Together

On my best days, such as when I was a junior in high school coming off a 42-point performance and near triple-double, my dad was there to tell me I haven't arrived yet and bring me back to reality.~Candace Parker

Best School Dad

I think it's great that young girls have the WNBA to look up to now.~Candace Parker

Great Young Look