This marks the first time a female basketball player from Bestmengqin's blog

Candace Parker made big news recently when she was chosen to NBA2king be featured on the cover of NBA2K22. Lisa Leslie, her former Los Angeles Sparks mentor and teammate was the person who set the stage for Parker's appearance in Backyard Basketball 2001. The following is how Leslie's inclusion resulted in Parker becoming the focus will contribute to a cycle of increased exposure.


Candace Parker was chosen to take on the role of NBA2K22. This marks the first time a female basketball player has been awarded this distinction. Her Los Angeles Sparks mentor Lisa Leslie was first to open the doors for women to play in basketball video games. Leslie was a featured player in Humungous Entertainment's Backyard Basketball (2001), before the release of NBA2K2.


Sheryl Swoopes and Cynthia Cooper, Houston Comets star players, were absent during the 2001 WNBA season. Cooper was a retired player after the 2000 season as a two-time MVP and four-time champion, and returned in 2003. Swoopes, who was also a part of those four championships as well as the league's reigning MVP, missed 2001 because of a torn ACL. After helping the Sparks achieve their first title in September of 2001, Leslie won not only the 2001 MVP award but as well the Finals MVP. Backyard Basketball was released one month later, with Leslie being the only woman's actual player (Garnett was a sole male player).


Cooper and Swoopes were among the first to be acknowledged as the WNBA's real faces But it was Leslie who was the first player to be recognized as the league's official face to Backyard Basketball's primary audience which included me. Leslie was the very first WNBA athlete I saw and also helped me to get into women's basketball.


My passion for the sport gradually increased from there. After the national championships they won in 2004 in men's and ladies basketball, UConn Huskies were featured on the cover of Sports Illustrated's magazine with Emeka Okafor. In the following year, I became a Sacramento Monarchs fan. I observed them in the 2006 WNBA Finals against Detroit Shock. Since watching Parker perform in the 2007 national championship , which was won by the Tennessee Lady Volunteers, I've been interested in Buy 2K MT PS4 women's basketball. I started writing about the WNBA in the year 2012.


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