Currently in the middle of the playoffs, Parker spoke about being humbled, and how much has changed for her, and the league, since she was a rookie. She actually won the MVP in her rookie season, and had not won it again until now.
“The WNBA announced Thursday that Sparks forward/center Candace Parker won her second most-valuable-player award. Parker, who averaged 17.9 points, 8.7 rebounds and 3.8 assists this season, also won the award her rookie year in 2008.
‘I was shocked when I got your phone call yesterday,’ Parker said. ‘I was so focussed and into playoff mode that, you know, I really am humbled and wasn’t expecting this because of the great competition and how much the WNBA has grown since I’ve been on this stage five years ago.