With the WNBA featuring more talent and better competition than ever before, fans have the opportunity to see the LA Sparks try to regain the league crown for the first time since 2016. Candace Parker, one of the league’s all-time greats, welcomes Chiney Ogwumike to the squad.
Derek Fisher, a former NBA champion with the Los Angeles Lakers, takes over as head coach of the Sparks–who enter the 2019 campaign with high expectations. Fisher becomes the 12th head coach in the storied history of the LA Sparks.
The team’s added frontcourt depth will allow Parker to play in multiple positions throughout the season. Fisher is expected to use Parker out on the perimeter in a playmaking role.
In addition, the team will look to recapture some magic that started at Stanford. Newcomer Chiney Ogwumike joins sister Nneka. The sisters played together for two seasons at Stanford, reaching the Final Four on both occasions.
The Sparks have jumped out to a 4-3 start, but the return of Parker from a hamstring injury has LA poised to go on a run.
Tickets to see the Sparks in action can be purchased through AXS.com. For a full list of upcoming games, see below:
June 27 @ 7:30 pm — vs. Las Vegas Aces (Tickets)
June 30 @ 2:00 pm — vs. Chicago Sky (Tickets)
July 7 @ 2:00 pm — vs. Washington Mystics (Tickets)
July 18 @ 12:30 pm — vs. Dallas Wings (Tickets)
August 1 @ 7:00 pm — vs. Las Vegas Aces (Tickets)
August 4 @ 2:00 pm — vs. Seattle Storm (Tickets)
August 8 @ 7:00 pm — vs. Phoenix Mercury (Tickets)
August 11 @ 2:00 pm — vs. Chicago Sky (Tickets)
August 20 @ 7:30 pm — vs. Minnesota Lynx (Tickets)
August 22 @ 7:30 pm — vs. Indiana Fever (Tickets)
August 25 @ 2:00 pm — vs. Connecticut Sun (Tickets)
September 3 @ 7:30 pm — vs. Atlanta Dream (Tickets)
September 5 @ 7:00 pm — vs. Seattle Storm (Tickets)
September 8 @ 1:00 pm — vs. Minnesota Lynx (Tickets)