Candace Parker’s disgusted reaction after Shaquille O’Neal suggests that WNBA lower its rims

Brad Sullivan
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WNBA star Candace Parker dismissed the idea of former Los Angeles Lakers center Shaquille O’Neal when he proposed that the WNBA lower the height of its rims in order to allow more opportunities for dunking.

While dunks in the NBA have been routine for decades, the smaller size of WNBA has made the idea of dunking something of a rare event within the league.

Parker, who turns 35 next month, has been in the NBA since 2008 and had spent her entire career with the Los Angeles Sparks. That connection ended when she signed to play the upcoming 2021 campaign with the Chicago Sky.

During Parker’s first WNBA season, she became the second player in league history to dunk, having followed then-teammate Lisa Leslie in that category.

Since the WNBA has no current plans to lower the height of its rims, O’Neal’s suggestion is likely to be filed and forgotten, though Parker may keep that idea in her memory for future motivation.

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Brad is a freelance writer for, who can clearly recall watching Lakers games in 1972 as they captured the first of their 11 Los Angeles-based titles. The franchise's evolution into a beloved and iconic franchise among its fan base since that memorable year allows for a wider perspective to be a part of his writing about the team's current fortunes.