Sparks on verge of perfect recipe?

L.A. has talent to be really good if roster's new faces work out their roles

Updated: May 23, 2012, 7:40 AM ET
By Ramona Shelburne | ESPNLosAngeles.com

LOS ANGELES -- Has it really been four years since Candace Parker made her debut with the Los Angeles Sparks?

It feels like yesterday we were asking how her game would mesh with Lisa Leslie's, or when she'd throw down her first WNBA dunk.

But the woman who sat in front of me after scoring 21 points in the Sparks' 74-61 win over the Seattle Storm on Tuesday seemed far older and wiser than the one who debuted here to such hype and happiness in the summer of 2008. ...

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