Candace Parkers Has Aspirations To Own An NBA & WNBA Team

Future Hall of Famer and basketball great Candace Parker recently announced her retirement from the WNBA after 16 years. Parker announced the news on her Instagram on Sunday.

“I promised I’d never cheat the game & leave it in a better place than I came into it,” Parker said on Instagram. “The competitor in me always wants 1 more, but it’s time. My HEART & body knew, but I needed to give my mind time to accept it.

“This offseason hasn’t been fun on a foot that isn’t cooperating. It’s no fun playing in pain (10 surgeries in my career) it’s no fun knowing what you could do, if only…it’s no fun hearing ‘she isn’t the same’ when I know why, it’s no fun accepting the fact you need surgery AGAIN.”

“I fell in love with a little orange ball at 13 years old and BECAUSE of it my world goes ‘round,” Parker said. “The highs are unmatched & the lows taught me lessons. On & off the court I’m proud I’ve always been true & stayed true to ME, even when it wasn’t popular.”

“I’m grateful that for 16 years I PLAYED A GAME for a living & DESPITE all the injuries, I hooped. I’m grateful for family, friends, teammates, coaches, doctors, trainers & fans who made this journey so special.”

Just because Parker is walking away from the game she loves an a professional athlete doesn’t mean she will not continue contributing to the game of basketball. She is an analyst and commentator for Warner Bros, which houses Discovery, NBA on TNT, and NBA TV, and provides NCAA Tournament coverage for TruTV & TBS. As a part of her retirement announcement she also voiced the desire to become a WNBA owner and an NBA owner one day.


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““Know IM A BUSINESS, man, not a businessman. This is the beginning … I’m attacking business, private equity, ownership (I will own both an NBA & WNBA team), broadcasting, production, boardrooms, beach volleyball, dominoes (sorry babe it’s going to get more real) with the same intensity & focus I did basketball,” wrote Parker.

In 2020, Parker along with her daughter Lailaa along list of prominent women investors such as Serena Williams, Mia Hamm, Abby Wambach, Natalie Portman, Jennifer Garner, and Lindsey Vonn invested in the National Women’s Soccer League’s new expansion team called,  Angel City Football Club.

“Lailaa and I are pumped! We are fans of @weareangelcity already!!,” said Candace in an Instagram post. “Keep dreaming and Mommy’s right here with you.”


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According to The Athlete, Candace and Lailaa are also investors in the League One Volleyball (LOVB) along with Kevin Durant, Jayson Tatum, Lindsey Vonn, Amy Schumer and Jordyn Poulter.


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