A behind the scenes look at WNBA legend and “Players Only” co-host Candace Parker as she blazes new trails for women in sports broadcasting.
Being a part of the most popular NBA media platform in existence has allowed the hoops world to see Parker’s full personality and she is already a pioneering voice for women in sports broadcasting. She’ll also undoubtedly have a few more fans when she returns to the WNBA for another season.
On Tuesday night, @WNBA got an inside look at the LA Sparks star’s offseason role as a Turner analyst, joining her on-set in Atlanta for “Players Only”on TNT. The show was launched in February of 2017 and showcases the game exclusively through the unique lens of the professional basketball player.
The night included a sit down interview as she got ready to go on air in which she talked about what sparked her broadcasting career:
Candace also gave a tour of the studio during a commercial break:
Here’s a look at some of the fun that happens off-camera at the studio with Shaq and Baron Davis:
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Parker’s wit, humor, confidence and basketball intelligence are a tremendous addition to the show and brings a much-needed element to the male-dominated production.