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Respect? Sparks too good to spin that one

The Sparks don't need to lobby for respect. The WNBA champs are superior, plain and simple.

Originally Published: September 1, 2002
By Mechelle Voepel | Special to ESPN.com

LOS ANGELES -- They were dancing and singing along to Aretha's "R-E-S-P-E-C-T" in the Los Angeles Sparks locker room Saturday afternoon. Well, that and a couple of other songs with the word "respect" in them, but I'm not hip enough to know what those were.

And the first thing I thought, honestly, was, "Why on earth are they playing those?"

Respect? Does any Spark player actually think that she was "earning respect" by beating New York 69-66 in Game 2 and winning the WNBA championship ...

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