Episode 10 - Candace Parker


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On the latest episode of The Rex Chapman Show, Rex and Josh Hopkins are joined by the incredible Candace Parker. Returning home to Chicago after 13 seasons in LA, Candace is getting ready for the upcoming WNBA season, while commentating on the NBA and raising her daughter Lailaa.

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3:40 - Candace returning home to Illinois and how it came full circle after growing up in Naperville, one of the best places to grow up in the country.

5:30 - Why Candace fought playing basketball at first, and how she ended up falling in love with the game.

10:00 - How important it was for Candace to just play growing up, no matter what game it was, and why young athletes shouldn't specialize.

16:30 - Being recruited by Pat Summitt, and why she ended up going to the University of Tennessee to play for the Lady Vols.

20:15 - How Candace took it upon herself to prove she could play for Coach Summit.

25:30 - Candace's WNBA career has been full of ups and downs, and includes an incredible amount of hardware.

31:00 - Being both a Mom and a professional athlete.

34:30 - Candace even wrote down the date she was going to return to the WNBA the day her daughter was born.

42:30 - How playing basketball overseas ended up being more lucrative, and why Europeans are so proud of their basketball teams.

48:00 - How the WNBA was at the forefront of advocating for racial equality and social justice, and how important it is to represent the marginalized groups in this country.

51:30 - The worst questions Candace gets about basketball.

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