In a pivotal evolutionary moment reminiscent of that scene in Jurassic Park where the Velociraptor figures out how to work the doorknob, Candace Parker of the Los Angeles Sparks threw one down in the waning seconds of a win over the Indiana Fever on Sunday. No, it wasn't the first dunk in WNBA history; but unlike Lisa Leslie's in 2002, you kind of get the feeling here that there will be more to come.

“When I caught the ball and there was an open lane, it was a good opportunity,” Parker said. “I’m happy that I was able to do it in Los Angeles in front of the home fans. Obviously, it means a lot having the first person to do it on my team. There’s going to be more to come in the league itself.”

I'm not sure how I feel about women dunking; until now this was the only place I could go to see people actually playing defense and setting picks. Oh, and doing this. Of course if David Stern were in charge, I'd suspect that the league lowered the rims.


Yeah, yeah; a WNBA post. But when was the last time you dunked, Short Round?

Candace Parker Gets WNBA's Second Dunk In Sparks' 77-63 Victory [Los Angeles Times]


She Does Not Suck [Deadspin]