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October 2, 2008 at 3:37 PM

And the winner is?

The e-mail inbox was flooded with announcements from the league today and although nothing can be said until Friday, it seems to spell out Los Angeles star Candace Parker as winner of the league’s MVP along with the Rookie of the Year honor.
The MVP will be awarded before Game 2 of the WNBA Finals matchup between Detroit and San Antonio in Texas. It could be hard for Parker to accept the awards in the same arena where her impressive season ended, but I’m sure she’ll get over it. She plans to have surgery on her once dislocated shoulder then play overseas during the offseason.
In a June interview, Parker said she was going to try to get married this offseason, but it was too much to plan with her year-round basketball schedule. That could happen next offseason.
It’s been a wild year for Parker. Even though she fell short of the league-hyped “triple crown,” unable to contend for a WNBA title to go with Olympic gold and an NCAA championship, she still breathed more life into the WNBA and has plenty excited about what’s to come.
It was announced today that her jersey is the top seller for this season, surpassing all previous rookies. It was interesting to see that despite the Storm ranking fifth among team sales, none of their players ranked among the top 10 individually.

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