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Girl Meets Game: Candace Parker

Updated: May 30, 2014, 3:54 PM ET
By Mackenzie Lobby | Special to espnW

Candace Parker grew up in a family full of basketball nuts, but for a long time, she wasn't convinced the hardwood was all it was cracked up to be.

Growing up in Naperville, Ill., Parker was intent on blazing her own trail, and she set out on the soccer field to do it.

Convinced by her dad, Larry, who played basketball at the University of Iowa, and her two older brothers, Anthony, who played professionally, and Marcus, she finally picked up a basketball in ...

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