Candace Parker and Anthony Parker's mom, Sara Parker
Today we welcome a mom with two children who made it in the world of professional basketball. Sara Parker, mom of Chicago Sky forward Candace Parker and Anthony Parker who played in the NBA for many years and the EuroLeague, joins “Court-side moms”.
Candace has had a storied career - chosen first overall in the 2008 WNBA draft by the Los Angeles Sparks, she’s won a WNBA championship, two WNBA MVP Awards and two Olympic Gold medals. She was also the first player to win the Rookie of the Year and the WNBA Most Valuable Player Award in the same season and Sara talks about what it’s been like to accompany her daughter along her incredible journey.
Sara talks about the relationship between Candace and Anthony, how they’ve supported each other along the way, Anthony’s time with the Toronto Raptors, the importance of family to them all including Candace’s role as a mom and what it’s meant for Anthony to be a dad. We touch on the differences between their professional careers and the blessings and the sacrifices they’ve all experienced along the way.