Candace Parker, still playing in the WNBA, extends deal with Turner Sports
The Los Angeles Sparks’ forward is remaining with Turner Sports after being sought by ESPN. Parker signed a multiyear deal with Turner, and she will remain part of the network’s NBA and NCAA Tournament coverage. She joined Turner for NCAA Tournament coverage in 2018 before expanding into NBA commentary last season. Parker will have an integral role in TNT’s Tuesday night telecasts and will co-host a podcast. She also will provide analysis to NBA TV, a Turner property. Parker’s main concern right now, though, is leading the third-seeded Sparks in the WNBA playoffs. She is averaging 11.2 points per game.
The Charlotte Hornets owner and six-time NBA champion is pledging $1 million to organizations assisting with Hurricane Dorian relief efforts in the Bahamas. Jordan said in a statement on Twitter through his spokesperson that he’s “devastated” at the destruction in the Bahamas, adding “my heart goes out to everyone who is suffering and to those who have lost loved ones.” Jordan, who owns property and frequently visits the Bahamas, added that “the Bahamian people are strong and resilient and I hope that my donation will be of help as they work to recover from this catastrophic storm.”