The coronavirus pandemic has people across the country quarantined in their homes and Candace Parker, a WNBA champion and two-time WNBA MVP (Most Valuable Player) is no exception. Parker recently joined Bleacher Report for an AMA (Ask Me Anything), an interview where she takes questions from fans, and discussed a wide range of subjects, including coaching in the future, how she spends her time in quarantine, her favorite basketball players and more.
One fan asked Candace Parker if she would consider coaching at her alma mater, the University of Tennessee (UT) or the WNBA, and while Parker doesn’t currently plan to coach due to her lack of patience, she does want to coach her 10-year-old daughter Lailaa Williams someday. “Never say never…But no haha. I want to coach my daughter and I never thought I would get there,” says Parker. “There’s a possibility, I’d never rule out anything. I just lack that patient gene haha.”
Another fan asked Candace Parker what she has been doing in her quarantine time, and she revealed that she has spent her time training and watching Netflix, particularly the popular Netflix show Tiger King: Murder, Mayhem and Madness. “I have been working out, teaching fifth grade, cooking, and watching a lot of Netflix. I can’t wait for the bonus episode of Tiger King. It always takes a turn; no way I can tell you what this show is about haha. You think you’re past the crazy…then you’re like wait a second.”
Candace Parker was also asked who the top five WNBA players of all-time are. She listed them according to their position: Ticha Penicheiro at point guard, Cheryl Miller at shooting guard, Diana Taurasi at small forward, herself at power forward and her former teammate, WNBA legend Lisa Leslie at center.
As for her favorite NBA player, Candace Parker explained that she likes former NBA player Lamar Odom because his game was similar to hers, but her favorite NBA player is currently Kevin Durant of the Brooklyn Nets. “He’s just a walking bucket,” says Parker. “Enjoyed the way he’s changed the way people think of bigs, being able to step away from the basket.”