All posts by Megan Hines

Sparks dominate in third quarter for victory against the Phoenix Mercury

Though this opening weekend is bigger than basketball, the Sparks shined in their win against the Mercury Los Angeles Sparks and Phoenix Mercury opened the 2020 WNBA season during the Black Lives Matter themed weekend where players pushed for dialogue about the cause and Breonna Taylor. (Photo by Phelan M. Ebenhack/AP Photo) With Black Lives ...

Preview: Sparks ready to face Phoenix Mercury in opener

Sparks to open the season against the Phoenix Mercury with fresh legs and motivation for change Candace Parker (right) said that to her, being part of the sports restart meant a lot for her to take part in the bubble for the 2020 season. (Photo by Jerry Kelly) Opening weekend is here for the WNBA ...

How the Sparks are navigating the bubble so far

From integrating another coach miles away to keeping sane in the bubble, the Sparks have been maintaining themselves. After quarantine for the WNBA was over in the bubble, Sparks forward Nneka Ogwumike treated the team to catered Chipotle. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images) It has been almost a week since the league has departed to ...

Sparks Reshanda Gray and Te’a Cooper are ready for the opportunity to play in the bubble

Following the opt-outs of Chiney Ogwumike and Kristi Toliver, the Los Angeles Sparks signed two players with points to prove and an eagerness to play.  In their introductory press conference, forward Reshanda Gray and guard Te’a Cooper expressed how ready they are for the opportunity to play for the Sparks this season.  Gray had gotten ...

NBA and WNBA make plans to amplify social justice, Black Lives Matter

Both leagues plan to bring "Black Lives Matter" to the court when their seasons restart later this month in Florida. As reported by ESPN on Monday evening, the NBA and National Basketball Players Association plan to paint “Black Lives Matter” on the playing courts at the three designated arenas at Walt Disney World. NBPA president, ...

Sparks signs Kristi Toliver, trades with Atlanta

Los Angeles made big noise on day one of free agency. The veteran guard Kristi Toliver is making her return to Los Angeles after notching her second WNBA title with the Washington Mystics. (AP Photo/Jessica Hill) Kristi Toliver is making her way back to Los Angeles after signing a three-year deal, the Los Angeles Sparks ...

Team USA heads to NBA All-Star in Chicago

Sparks duo Chelsea Gray and Nneka Ogwumike will be take part in a Team USA three-day minicamp during All-Star Weekend. Sparks Nneka Ogwumike and the USA National Team defeated Serbia 88-69 in their first game of the second slate FIBA Olympic Qualifying games. (Photo by Catherine Steenkeste/NBAE via Getty Images) The USA Women's National Team ...