Video: Chicago Sky star Candace Parker channels Giannis Antetokounmpo after winning WNBA title
Remember when Milwaukee Bucks star Giannis Antetokounmpo hit up a Chick-fil-A and recorded his trip after winning his first NBA title? Chicago Sky star Candace Parker did her own version of that after winning the WNBA Finals on Sunday.
Parker pulled up to Portillo’s, a Chicago staple, and recorded her order for her group. She of course gave a shoutout to The Greek Freak while doing it:
Giannis Antetokounmpo wins the 2021 NBA Championship and went to Chick-fil-A.
(🎥 candaceparker on Instagram Live) pic.twitter.com/FYRkSBaxWu
— The Athletic (@TheAthletic) October 18, 2021
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Parker and the Sky finished off their dream playoff run with a thrilling comeback victory over the Phoenix Mercury in Sunday’s Game 4. Down by 14 points in the third quarter, the Sky stormed back and used a final push down the stretch to secure the franchise’s first-ever WNBA title with an 80-74 win.
The championship is especially special for Parker, who grew up as a big Chicago Bulls fan in the suburb of Naperville. She starred at Naperville Central High School before going to play her college basketball at Tennessee.
After entering the WNBA in 2008, she spent her entire career with the Los Angeles Sparks until this season, when she went home to play in Chicago. The fact that she won the franchise’s first championship in her first season is the stuff of legends.
While Parker didn’t win WNBA Finals MVP (that would be Kahleah Copper), she played a massive role during the title run and hit a game-tying 3-pointer in crunch time. It was fitting that the buzzer sounded with the ball in her hands, with tears streaming down her face. It was truly an emotional scene at Wintrust Arena.