2013 WNBA All-Star Game (Phantom) | Candace Parker sets AS game record with 23 points
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Everything tastes better with bacon and everything looks cooler in slow motion – even WNBA highlights! I actually like the WNBA and did watch Saturday’s All-Star game with my daughters that were inspired seeing the women play and Candace Parker dunk (eventhough they are used to seeing some of the best dunkers in the world in person).
Believe it or not, despite being one of the best WNBA players since coming into the league in 2008, this was Parker’s All-Star game debut. Reason being, the Olympics, world games and having a baby with NBA player Shelden Williams prevented her from participating in past events. Waiting six years to be in the game just made her winning MVP of the game that more special. The dunking Parker scored an All-Star game record 23 points to go along with 11 rebounds and 3 assists.
Due to an injury, Brittney Griner wasn’t able to participate but she did make some news by suggesting that the WNBA add a dunk contest.
“Definitely would have something that the fans would love,” Griner said. “It would be a nice addition to the weekend and I got a couple of things I’d pull out for it.”
Griner is one of 5 players in the league that can dunk. Sylvia Fowles, Elizabeth Cambage, Nneka Ogwumike and Maya Moore are the other four.