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Riquna William was named Euroleague Women Top Performer of Game Day! We see you Riquna!

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You have voted @bay_williams2 as the 🔝 Performer of Game Day 🔟! #EuroLeagueWomen

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Hi #ChefNek, let us know when we can get your cookbook!

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Enough people have asked me “Where’s your cookbook?” for me to tell you guys: I don’t have one. But I do have options for a cover 😭 | cc: @censtudio #ChefNek

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Candace and guests make an memorable visit to the location where Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated on MLK Day.

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To stand on the balcony of the Lorraine Motel, in Memphis,on MLK Jr.’s birthday weekend, where MLK Jr. was assassinated was impactful, emotional and inspirational. This man died because of a belief SO strong. A man that stood for nonviolence was killed. An individual so strongly believed in racial equality to give his life. Obvious to some now, but at the time, what he was fighting for was disputed, argued and not allowed! The argument continues and although we haven’t reached the mountain top in many different ways (race, gender, sexuality), the needle is moving. I hope all of you can at some point visit the Civil Rights Museum and ask yourself, are you on the right side or the wrong side of history TODAY? “In the end we will not remember the words of our enemies but the silence of our friends.” -MLK Jr.

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Chelsea Gray stopping by to remind everyone she’s coming for you in 2019.

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Yooo let me get a seat at the table… Scratch that… I’ll get my own damn table. #2019ImCominForYou

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Karlie Samuelson has been in Belgium lighting it up in the Euroleague.

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Game day! #EuroLeagueWomen

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Check out this photo Alana Beard posted on her IG of herself and Diana Taurasi.

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Wow! Thanks for the memories @mpbrooks26💙. #D-U-K-E

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Nneka Ogwumike made her debut with Guangdong in China and she’s ballin’ as usual.

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Guangdong all day, every day. And a BIG S/O to @aerial_powers23 for holding it down this historical regular season. #PlayOffPopsHasBookedHisTicket

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Possibly the best #10yearschallenge around.

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#10YearsChallenge A lot has changed in 10 years I’ll say. 2009-2019. Fresh out of College, pregnant with my daughter…Now, an almost 10 year old…. MY the adventures we have had! Wouldn’t change the moments for ANYTHING. In ‘09 I became “Lailaa’s Mom!” In 2019, still my greatest accomplishment! #Love #BellyToBeach #LaiNicole #Tink #BlinkOfAnEye #SheAsksMeEverydayForASibling

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Candace with her Madonna impression! Nailed it right?

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Going on tour….. Madonna Mic. Name my single below!⬇️ #PlayersOnlyBaby

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Essence with the throwback jersey reminding everyone of her 2019 aspirations.

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Walking through all 2019 ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Protect your energy. No negative vibes. Drop a 🙅🏿‍♀️ if you’re with it. Be a #DopeSoul

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Happy New Year from Maria!

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Happy New Year 🎁🎄

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Merry Xmas from Jantel!

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First time home in three years for Christmas! Enjoyed the fam! 🎄🎁♥️

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Maria wanted to show us her squad in Russia.

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Победителей не судят. С победой🦊🏆🥇 #КР#УГМК#russiabasket

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Alana returned to some familiar settings where she was, get ready everyone, the first woman to win the John R. Wooden, State Farm Wade Trophy and Naismith Player of the Year Awards. She was Duke’s first National Player of the Year and three-time ACC Player of the Year and the first woman at Duke University to have her number raised to the rafters. WHAT?!?!

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Original plan was to make a one day pit stop on the drive back from Louisiana to D.C. 🤔 #Stillhere #homeawayfromhome #DukeFamily

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Sydney’s got jooooookes!

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You wanna go do karate in the garage? 🥋 #prestigeworldwide #ad #TheMotherland

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You’re looking at the Chelsea Gray, MVP, and the Women’s Drew League champions.

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2018 Women’s Drew League Champions: Lady Cheaters! #4peat Championship game MVP Chelsea Gray 39 pts 8reb #4peat #womensdrewleaguechamps #champions #womensdrew #hoops #mvp #4peat #wnba #LAhoops #womenhoops #wdl #ladycheaters #LaSparks @tipesamercedes @cgray209 @bbrum4 @justsoledout @candybee_candybee @modo34 @iam_estancia @arendon12

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Candace on Players Only rockin’ the ugliest of sweaters.

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PlayersOnlyBaby #UglySweaters #MeAndGAMatching #YouCanSeeSmittyHeartBeat #MyGuys #ILoveMyJob Vote studio J (Smitty, GA, Me) or studio B (CWebb, Isiah, Kevin) who wore it better!?

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Nneka with Team USA aka Team of the Year

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Team of the Year 🥇

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Candace has been fire as a broadcaster for the NBA. Here’s here with her pal Dwayne Wade.

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Always a blast on @nbatv when you get to interview GREAT BASKETBALL players, but better PEOPLE. @dwyanewade has always been one of my faves! #Year16

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Karlie ballin’ overseas.

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Game day! Let’s go @castorsbraine 💪🏻 Link in bio! #EuroLeagueWomen

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Nneka dropping some serious knowledge…

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This young man in sports asked a question even guys that support women in sports do! No need to attack him. I appreciated his concern and receptiveness. I will say, though, that 1) I think I convinced him to come watch a WNBA game (so let’s hook him up with 2019 tickets) and 2) it’s not just women in basketball that are affected by such notions because my girl @aj_andrews_ is a WHOLE MEME (lol!) that I’m sure resonates with similar suggestions that softball players should pitch from a closer mound. A big s/o to @undefeatedespn #betonwomen

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Be on the look out! Chelsea Gray and UNINTERRUPTED cooking something up.

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Always great coming in and visiting @uninterrupted ! Can’t wait for 2019 projects to be shared with y’all! Stay tuned 👀🤗

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We spotted Maria but her Instagram account is in Russian! Can someone help us out?

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Хочу пожелать всем хорошего настроения и побольше солнечных дней этой зимой ❄️☀️ I want to wish everyone a good mood and more sunny days this winter.

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Anyone who knows Alana knows she’s all about swim safety!

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“In a 2017 study, researchers at the University of Memphis and the University of Nevada-Las Vegas found that nearly 64 percent of African-American children today have no or low swimming ability.” That said, I am extremely excited to kick off day 1 of the 3rd annual Alana Beard Swim Safety initiative. Thank you @ymcanwla and my awesome team at @_tandemse (Katherine, Leslie, Shana and more) for your help with making this possible! #ShreveportLouisiana #yerntolearn #64% #letschangethat

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Spot Essence? She appeared on Kevin Hart’s LOL Network

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Had a great time chopping it up about sports and music with @therealearthquake & Quake House Radio at Kevin Hart’s @lolnetwork 😂. Definitely a pleasure to be at the crib.

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Karlie Samuelson sticking to her winning ways as she helped Great Britain’s national women’s team earn a trip to Euro Basket 2019.

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We’re going to EuroBasket 2019!! 😁🙌🏻 Also big congrats to @azania13 on your incredible career. You are a gem! Proud to have shared the court with you. Let’s go GB! 🇬🇧And also Happy Thanksgiving!! Thankful for my family and friends and opportunities like these!

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Essence Carson has been keeping busy in the studio and in the Women’s Drew League. Her and teammate Odyssey Sims have been putting up numbers in the league.

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Week 7 Players of the Game: Game#1 Amber Blackwell, Action: 11pts, 2stls , 1 stl Game #2 Michelle Miller, Runnit: 11pts, 5rebs Game#3 Chelsea Gray, Lady Cheaters: 11pts, 6ast, 4rebs, 3steals, 1 block Game #4 Essence Carson, N My Feelings: 18pts, 10rebs, 3ast, 2stls, 1 block Essence is our Player of the Week!

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Jantel Lavender celebrated her dirty 30 and it looks like she had a good time.

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My birthday party was EVERYTHING! House warming/birthday party is the way to go! I am so happy and filled with so my joy! My heart is full! Thank you to everyone who helped me make turning 30 the best day ever! I love you all! ♥️♥️♥️🎉🎉🎉🎉🎉🎉🎉🎉♥️♥️

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Nneka Ogwumike reminded everyone to get out there and vote on November 6. We hope you did!

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On the heels of an important decision for our Union, we have another important decision day in our communities: Nov. 6, Election Day. Make sure you get out and vote tomorrow! #RockTheVote #GOTV #BetOnWomen

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Chelsea Grey loves Halloween and retweeted this dynamic duo dressed as her and Candace Parker.

Odyssey Sims has been tearing up the Women’s Drew League and was named Player of the Week for two weeks in a row.

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Women’s Drew League Top Players, Week 3: Oddysey Sims, N My Feelings: 29 pts, 3 assists Courtney Ford, Runnit: 21 pts, 6 reb Tea’ra Laudermill, Action: 13 pts, 2 steals Ashley Ellis, Walking Buckets: 14 pts, 9 reb Congrats to Odyssey Sims for being selected as our See’s Candy Player of the Week for the 2nd week in a row!

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Can you guess where Sydney Wiese visited? She had a great time in the “Motherland.”

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We came. We saw. Jesus conquered 👣🙌 #TheMotherland #OldCity #ViaDolorosa #LoveLettersToJesus #WOWEY

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Steve Smith should know you got to step your game up when facing the GOAT.

Essence Carson or to some of you, @pr3pe, dropped another track. Check it out because it’s fire!

Candace Parker joined the broadcast crew for the Los Angeles Lakers and she was a natural.

Did you wish Chelsea Gray, “Happy Birthday!” Go ahead if you haven’t, she’ll appreciate it.

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Thank you to everyone that wished me a happy birthday today! Feeling so much love and happiness. Blessed to see another year, and looking forward to the next! 🤗

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All-star Guard Chelsea Gray has been living her best life in the offseason but is also taking time to hold basketball clinics. Check out her social media posts to get involved.

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After putting in work with teammate Candace Parker and Lakers’ legend Kobe Bryant, Karlie Samuelsson heads to Beligum to play overseas.

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SQUAD. Getting ready for season to start with these lovely ladies @castorsbraine #Year2

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If you missed it, Spark’s All-Star forward, Nneka Ogwumike, got some new hardware to add to her collection. Ogwumike and Team USA took home the gold at the FIBA World Cup.

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Ok, last one. #BigMood

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Sparks’ fans won’t want to miss this event. Adidas is releasing a Candace Parker shoe and will be available to fans but Parker will also be engaging with her fans, going through drills and talking basketball.

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MY🌊HER🌊YOUR🌊 – WAVES ROLL IN AND THEY ROLL OUT. IF YOU THINK YOU’RE NEXT – YOU BETTER TRAIN, INSPIRE, AND CREATE. LAI AND I WILL SHOW YOU HOW AT ADIDAS CENTURY CITY ON 10/06 – CLICK THE LINK IN MY BIO TO LEARN MORE.

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Sparks’ sharpshooter, Sydney Wiese, will be playing overseas. She posted a teaser shot on Instagram recently.

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Mission: #TheMotherland #commence

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The WNBA’s 2017 and 2018 Defensive Player of the Year, Alana Beard, is staying busy and recently traveled to the Philippines to hold basketball clinics for the youth in part of the country’s effort to promote and develop sports.

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😍😍😍😍😍 Thanks for the awesome video @sheilaconti ❤️!

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Los Angeles Sparks’ forward/center, Jantel Lavender, checking in and with her twin sister, Jazmine!

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#thetwin #bornwithmybestfriend #loveyou #Cleveland #bestfriendsfor30yearssoon ❤️❤️😘😘

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2018 Rookie Maria Vadeeva should be heading overseas to play in the offseason. Here’s a recent post by Vadeeva of her playing in Russia.

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In recent news, some NBA players told the media who their favorite WNBA players are and Portland Trailblazers All-Star Guard, Damian Lilliard, chose our very own, Odyssey Sims. He’s been a fan since her college days.

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The one and only Essence Carson joined us for a photoshoot. If you haven’t already seen them, check out Carson and her teammates on Los Angeles Sparks’ wraps seen on Metro subways and buses in Los Angeles.

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Made it to the fast lane…check me out on the LA Metro 🚂 🚆thanks @metrolosangeles @la_sparks !! 🤙🏿

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The iconic Nneka Ogwumike doesn’t stop working and after the culmination of the Sparks’ season she went straight to work with Team USA. The hard work paid off as she passed several cuts to make the final squad.

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‪Follow @nnemkadi & @usabasketball Women’s National Team as they play their final exhibition game against host France. ‬‪🇺🇸🆚🇫🇷 ‬ ‪ ⏰ 11:30 AM PT‬ ‪👀 Live, online stats: Link in bio #USABWNT #GoSparks #All4LA ‬

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Chelsea Gray held her second annual “Gray Matters Shoe Giveaway” at Safe Place for Youth in Venice, CA, giving away new and gently used shoes to the needy. Over 400 pairs of shoes were given away and even Jantel Lavendar and Candace Parker joined in on the fun.

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The second annual Gray Matters Shoe Giveaway was a HIT!🙌 @cgray209, @safeplaceforyouth, and the Sparks would like to thank everyone who donated shoes for this great cause❤️ #GoSparks #All4LA

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The off-season hasn’t stopped for your Los Angeles Sparks. Sparks superstar Candace Parker along with sharpshooter Karlie Samuelsson trained with Los Angeles Lakers legend Kobe Bryant going over footwork and fundamentals.

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🐐 State of Mind #GoSparks #All4LA

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Nneka Ogwumike was awarded the Seasonlong #WNBACares Community Assist Award presented by @StateFarm for her work various philanthropic work focused on the youth, female empowerment, and STEM education among others.

The Sparks season came to an early end but that didn’t stop our players from being active on social media. If anything, it showed Sparks’ fans there is no offseason. Candace Parker  and Nneka Ogwumike weighed in on Instagram.

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Growth….. Had a chance to reflect on this 2018 season and you learn more about yourself and others through the uncomfortable times…. This season was far from perfect, but every action is a reaction and energy unused is energy wasted. Positive Progress always….. We’ll be back. #LASparks #WorkStartsNow

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After what was my most challenging season to date, all I am is grateful. A season whirling with debris couldn’t impale me, and never will. I certainly couldn’t have done it without support from family, friends, and fans. Thank you , LA. I’ll always be back and I’ll always rise higher.

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Parker also made an appearance on Lebron James’ The Shop on HBO. Parker spoke on being a mother and an athlete as well as other struggles she encounters.

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Yes GIRLS are allowed…. check out @kingjames “The Shop” tonight on HBO at 11pm! Had a blast sippin vino and choppin it up with the guys. @mavcarter you did it again🙌🏾🙌🏾🙌🏾🙌🏾

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Basketball didn’t stop for Nneka Ogwumike and Odyssey Sims either. Both were invited for Team USA Training Camp in South Carolina in preparation for the FIBA World Cup.

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#MondayMotivation 💪💪💪 ・・・ 🗣 “We’re trying to win this medal.” @nnemkadi gets #USABWNT ready to WORK!

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Despite the early playoff exit, some good news came soon after. Alana Beard won back-to-back Defensive Player of the Year Awards and was named to the All-Defensive First team, more hardware to add to her collection. 

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Congrats to @alanabeard of the @LA_Sparks on winning her 2nd straight #WNBA Defensive Player of the Year award!

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‪Did someone say BACK-2-BACK?!?!🏀🙌‬ Congratulations to @alanabeard for being award the @wnba‘s Defensive Player of the Year for the second straight season!💪‬ ‪#GoSparks #All4LA ‬

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‪Congratulations to @nnemkadi for being named to the @wnba’s Second Team All-Defense💪‬ This is Nneka’s fourth time being named to the @wnba’s All-Defensive Team!🙌🏀‬ ‪#GoSparks #All4LA ‬

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Stay tuned for more social media recaps from your favorite Sparks’ players and from around the league!

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