Why Candace Parker should be a WNBA All-Star and how fans can vote

Candace Parker is playing in her 15th and possibly last WNBA season.

The former Lady Vols great was the No. 1 overall draft pick in 2008 and has won two WNBA titles and was voted the WNBA Finals MVP in 2016. Parker, 36, has been a WNBA All-Star six times, including in 2021, and is making a case to make back-to-back appearances.

Fan votes account for 50% of the total vote, with current players and media accounting for 25% each. The ballot includes six frontcourt players and and four backcourt players. Fans can vote online here until Monday, and votes on Saturday count twice. The All-Star teams will be revealed Wednesday. Parker was third in fan voting last week with 17,475 votes, and finishing in the top two would make her a captain.

Here’s why Parker should be an All-Star this season.

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She’s still got it

Chicago Sky center Candace Parker scores past Connecticut Sun center Brionna Jones during a WNBA semifinal playoff basketball game, Tuesday, Sept. 28, 2021, at Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Conn. (Sean D. Elliot/The Day via AP)

Making a case for Parker to be in the All-Star game isn’t just fans being fans. Parker is still one of the best players in the league and made that abundantly clear at the beginning of the season.

On May 22, she logged her second career triple-double when she had 16 points, 13 rebounds and 10 assists in the Chicago Sky’s 82-73 win over the Washington Mystics. She is the third player to record multiple triple-doubles in her career. Parker is also the oldest player in league history to record a triple-double.

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