Editor’s Note: To celebrate the opening of the WNBA season
, we asked LA Sparks baller Candace Parker
to share with MyBrownBaby how she juggles motherhood, being a basketball wife to Brooklyn Nets player Shelden Williams
and excelling in her own career as one of the best, well-known and respected players in women’s professional basketball. We’re quite honored that she contributed this deeply personal, thoughtful essay, giving us a glimpse into the rare air of her world.
By CANDACE PARKER
Those that know me will tell you I’m a tad bit ambitious. I walked at eight months, rode a bike with no training wheels at three and dunked a basketball at 14 years old (1 year, 2 months and 13 days before my brothers did). Telling me I cannot do something is like ensuring I will. Read more of this post