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Candace Parker celebrates hometown Skys WNBA championship wi

Candace Parker joined the Chicago Sky for the 2021 season after playing her entire WNBA career with the Los Richie Ashburn Jersey Angeles Sparks between2008 and 2020. Parker is from the Chicago areaand it was her goal to bring a championship to the city. She did just that Sunday.

The Sky were 16-16 in the regular seasonand seeded sixth in the WNBA playoffs, but they overcame all that to win the franchises first title. The Sky clinched the championship with an 80-74 home win over the Phoenix Mercury in Game 4 of the best-of-five WNBA Finals.

During the Skys postgame celebration, Parker signaled for her 12-year-old daughter, Lailaa Nick Pivetta Jersey Williams, to come join her. The two embraced in a long hug as Parker cried. This wasn't Dave Hollins Jersey Parkers first WNBA title the Sparks won in 2016 but this win felt a little more special to her being back home.

Candace Parker and her daughter Lailaa

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"Look at the city, man,"Parker said to Lailaa, . "They all showed up. They all showed up!"


Parker gave birth to Lailaa after her rookie season and has been a working mother ever since.

Speaking with ESPNs Holly Rowe following the win, Parker couldn't hold in her emotions as she spoke of the support Chicago gave the team.Wintrust Arena (capacity 10,387) Dave Cash Jersey was sold out Sunday. Parkers family showed up, along with her high school coach.

"We got the whole city here!" was hyped after Chicago won the

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"Look at this. It's amazing,"Parker said. "We got the whole city here. It's just amazing how Chicago supports."


The other Chicago sports teams celebrated the Skys win on Twitter, congratulating the team on bringing Chicago its first championship since 2016 when the Cubs won the Francisco Rodriguez Jersey World Series.


Chicago Bulls (@chicagobulls)

The Sky set a WNBA postseason record with eight wins. They also became the first team in the WNBA's 25-yearhistory to win the Finals after being seeded outside the top two.

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