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Watch: Candace Parker Pays Tribute To Pat Summitt After Winning First WNBA Title

Candace Parker crying into a microphone


Candace Parker took home her first WNBA Championship last night, leading the Los Angeles Sparks past the defending champion Minnesota Lynx in the decisive game five 77-76.

Parker took home Finals MVP honors, scoring a game-high 28 points and grabbing 12 rebounds in the win.

The two teams traded baskets in a crazy final 20 seconds.

After the game, Parker broke down, saying that the win was "for Pat," referencing the late legendary Tennessee Lady Vols head coach Pat Summitt, who passed away in June.

Later on, the Finals MVP said that she believed Summitt was "looking down on (the Sparks) from above."

After Summitt's passing, Parker shared the recruiting note she received from the coach when she was in high school. It was an incredibly touching tribute that rightfully went viral.

Parker played three years for Summitt and the Lady Vols, scoring 2,137 points and winning back-to-back NCAA Championships in 2007 and 2008. They were the final two of Summitt's eight national titles.