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January 7, 2009 at 4:04 PM

WNBA MVP Candace Parker expects first child this spring

Parker.jpgWow! MVP Candace Parker (pictured far right) doesn’t slow down, does she? In addition to eloping, news that circulated all over message boards this week turns out to be true: the new face of the league is expecting her first child this spring.
She won’t play in Russia as expected, obviously, but the Sparks organization fully expects her to play during the 2009 season. Tons of players, including Storm guard Sheryl Swoopes, have returned after giving birth. Parker being young (22) also helps. But I’m sure this is not what the WNBA was expecting.
In fact, the league could suffer a trifecta of blows that sinks them quicker than the Titanic — No Houston, which could also mean no Tina Thompson, no Lauren Jackson, and no Candace Parker? No wonder Chamique Holdsclaw is thinking of coming back. She may have to really play Jordan and save the league.
But that’s really jumping ahead with a pessimistic viewpoint. Right now, all I can say is congrats Parker!
And who’s going to be the first baby sponsor to sign her to a deal?

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