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Candace Parker overcomes pain

Injuries and bad luck have sidetracked Sparks' star, but she seems as strong as ever

Updated: August 17, 2011, 3:44 AM ET
By Ramona Shelburne | ESPNLosAngeles.com

LOS ANGELES -- There was contact. A lot of contact. The kind of contact an official usually would decide was enough to take the whistle out of his mouth at the end of a basketball game and call.

But there was also history. A lot of history. The kind of frustrating injury history no athlete should have to endure in an entire career, let alone in the first few years of what is destined to be such a great career.

So when Candace Parker was ejected for wildly arguing a non-call ...

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