06.23.08 10 years ago 19 Comments

Candace Parker dunked for the Los Angeles Sparks in a 77-63 win over the Indiana Fever last night, becoming just the second person to dunk in a WNBA game since the league's inaugural season of 1997.  Teammate Lisa Leslie accomplished the feat, sort of, in 2002.

Excuse me while I'm sincere for a moment: Candace Parker is a great athlete, and while I prefer sexier women's sports like tennis, beach volleyball, and foxy boxing, I admire that the WNBA gives young women role models in sports who don't make headlines for their sex appeal.  Still, it's kind of sad that a dunk is such a huge deal.  Ordinarily I'd make some kind of joke about the drunk sorority girl bragging about peeing in a urinal, but I think the mainstream media has already been patronizing enough.

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