Candace Parker steps up as MVP

Updated: July 28, 2013, 3:18 PM ET
By Graham Hays | espnW.com

UNCASVILLE, Conn. -- Candace Parker made sure everything went her way Saturday afternoon.

Right down to the piece of carrot cake she lobbied for on the tray of assorted dessert delicacies presented to Glory Johnson in the Western Conference locker room after the All-Star Game. Then again, Parker earned first dibs.

In a season dominated by talk of special rookies, and certainly to some degree by their play, the unlikeliest All-Star rookie was the keynote speaker ...

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