Candace Parker two good

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Candace Parker, 27, doubled up on the trophies again in 2013, being named league MVP as well as MVP of the All-Star game.

On this day in 2008, Candace Parker of the L.A. Sparks was named the WNBA MVP, becoming the first – and still only -- rookie in league history to win the award. Parker, who averaged 18.5 points, 9.5 rebounds, 3.4 assists and 2.3 blocks in 2008, led the Sparks to the Western Conference finals that year, where they fell to San Antonio. Parker earned her second WNBA MVP this year and joined Lauren Jackson (three), Lisa Leslie (three), Sheryl Swoopes (three) and Cynthia Cooper (two) as the only multiple-time winners. Parker is still looking for her first WNBA title.

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