Tennessee Icon Candace Parker is in a Class of Her Own

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Candace Parker SummittVFL Candace Parker during Game 1 of the 2021 WNBA Finals. Photo via @NBAonTNT on Twitter.

Tennessee icon and WNBA superstar Candace Parker is in a class of her own.

Following a win against Minnesota on Sunday afternoon, Parker is now the only player in WNBA history with:

6,500+ points
3,000+ rebounds
1,500+ assists
600+ blocks
500+ steals

Parker finished the game on Sunday with 11 points on 4-of-9 shooting, six rebounds, and five assists in the 93-62 blowout win to take the Las Vegas Aces to a 10-1 overall record.

Parker is still going in her 16th season in the WNBA. The former Tennessee legend spent her first 13 seasons in Los Angeles after being drafted No. 1 overall in 2008. Parker then spent two years with Chicago in 2021 and 2022 before signing with the Las Vegas Aces during this most recent offseason.

Candace Parker is the ONLY player in WNBA history with…

6,500+ PTS
3,000+ REB
1,500+ AST
600+ BLK
500+ STL

LEGEND. 🤯 pic.twitter.com/744QDdPBZH

— Bleacher Report (@BleacherReport) June 19, 2023

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Candace Parker is a two-time WNBA Champion (2016, 2021), a WNBA Finals MVP (2016), a two-time WNBA MVP (2008, 2013), a seven-time WNBA All-Star selection, and a two-time NCAA Tournament champion (voted tournament most outstanding player both years) in 2007 and 2008.

While the 37-year-old star is still making an impact on the court, Parker is also making history off the court.

Parker became the first woman to announce an NBA All-Star game broadcast this past February.

“I’m a fan, first and foremost, of the NBA and especially the All-Star Game,” Parker told Sports Illustrated’s Howard Beck in February. “And so I think the fan of the game, and the childhood Candace is—I have to pinch myself to believe that I’m doing it, and that I’m able to have a courtside seat to see the best players in the world.”

Candace Parker made an appearance in Knoxville this past February for the jersey retirement of Tennessee men’s basketball legend Chris Lofton. Parker, alongside Allan Houston, posed with Lofton and his banner during the ceremony at halftime of the Kentucky game.

Chris Lofton, Candace Parker, and Allan Houston.

GOATs of ⁦@Vol_Hoops⁩ // ⁦@rockytopinsider⁩ pic.twitter.com/qHok2n2h7l

— Ric Butler (@Ric_Butler) January 14, 2023

#LVFL Candace Parker in the building!!

Welcome home @Candace_Parker🧡 pic.twitter.com/3s3eMwRvBL

— Lady Vols Basketball (@LadyVol_Hoops) January 15, 2023

Here’s a look at where Parker ranks in the WNBA All-Time (regular-season) statistics:

Points: No. 6 – 6,503

Rebounds: No. 3 – 3,425

Assists: No. 7 – 1,604

Blocks: No. 5 – 612

Steals: No. 15 – 514

Author: Ethan Moore