There’s a very important fact to know about Candace Parker. No, it’s not that she was the MVP and ROY of the WNBA in the same season. And it’s not that she has two Olympic Gold Medals. This isn’t even about her six All-Star selections, her 2020 DPOY award or her 2016 WNBA championship.
It’s critical to know that Candace Parker’s favorite musician is Jay-Z.
When she showed up for her first (very much overdue, we know and acknowledge that) SLAM cover shoot in June of 2021, we had a four-hour HOV playlist blasting out the speakers. She knew every single song.
The two Jay references on her cover are a preview of our story on one of the best players ever. Even though she left for a minute, she was always carrying Chicago with her.
The rest of SLAM 233 has an exclusive and in-depth look at the making of Space Jam: A New Legacy, a wide-ranging interview with Anthony Edwards and much more. Tap in.
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