"Bad Girls" mind-set, Pierson and Parker a volatile mix

Originally Published: July 23, 2008
By Mechelle Voepel | ESPN.com

What does it take to light up a tinderbox? Just a spark. Or in the case of the Detroit-Los Angeles scuffle Tuesday with 4.6 seconds left of a WNBA game, it was a Spark.

About the last word that comes to mind in regard to the Shock's being involved in an on-court altercation is "shock." More likely is "predictable."

In Los Angeles' 84-81 victory in Auburn Hills, Mich., Sparks rookie Candace Parker and Detroit's Plenette Pierson got tangled up on a rebound. Pierson then walked into ...

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