With a WNBA title slipping away, Candace Parker drew on her past experiences with heartbreak to lead the Chicago Sky to their first championship.
After winning a WNBA championship in his third year as coach and GM of the Chicago Sky, James Wade spoke about the stereotypes he had to fight against as a Black man, saying, "I've always had to prove my intelligence."
Social media shows love for Candace Parker and Sky as they defeat Mercury to win first-ever WNBA title
Here's how the sports world reacted as the Windy City celebrated its first professional hoops title since 1998.
Hometown heroes Candace Parker and Allie Quigley came through big time to help Chicago win its first WNBA championship with a 80-74 victory over the Phoenix Mercury. Kahleah Copper was named WNBA Finals MVP.
Chicago won its first WNBA championship, beating Phoenix 3-1 in the WNBA Finals.
— Candace Parker returned home to bring Chicago a championship. She did just that, leading the Sky to the franchise’s first title.
As Chicago celebrates its WNBA title, many questions already linger for the offseason, including possible retirements and player movement in free agency.