Los Angeles Sparks Schedule
Since the founding of the WNBA the Los Angeles Sparks have been an integral part of
the league, serving as one of the most popular and most successful franchises in the WNBA. The Sparks have won three conference
titles and two WNBA Championships and regularly feature some of the best players in the WNBA. Los Angeles is one of the best
cities in the United States to catch a WNBA game and Staples Center is simply electric on game days. Be sure to get in on
all of the WNBA excitement this season with tickets for the Los Angeles Sparks from StubHub.
The home schedule for the
Los Angeles Sparks tips off at Staples Center on Sunday, May 18th with a game against the Phoenix Mercury. The home opener
is always a cause for celebration in Los Angeles, but when a Western Conference foe like the Phoenix Mercury are in town the
atmosphere in Staples Center is even more energetic. All of the best teams in the WNBA will be coming to Staples Center looking
to take down the Sparks including the San Antonio Silver Stars, the Minnesota Lynx, the Tulsa Shock, The Seattle Storm, the
Chicago Sky, the Washington Mystics, the New York Liberty, the Indiana Fever, and the Atlanta Dream. Take a look at the schedule,
pick out a game you can attend, and buy tickets from StubHub to show your support for the Sparks this year.
Ever since the WNBA formed in 1997 the Los Angeles Sparks have been one of the banner franchises i the WNBA.
They are one of only to teams in the league to have a developmental league team. Additionally, the Sparks made three consecutive
WNBA Finals from 2001 through 2003 and won back to back titles in 2001 and 2002. It has been well over a decade since the
Sparks have brought a title home to Los Angeles and you can be sure that the likes of Candace Parker and Alana Beard are looking
to do whatever is necessary to bring the Sparks back to the top of the Western Conference standings as well as to a championship
title when the WNBA Finals come to a close. The Sparks have one of the most impressive rosters in the league in 2014 and will
certainly be one of the toughest teams in the league to beat. Be sure to be there from the start as the Los Angeles Sparks
embark on what could be a historic WNBA season.
In the past several years women's professional
basketball has been growing exponentially in popularity and this is evident by the crowds that fill the arenas for each game.
Staples Center is one of the most exciting arenas in all of WNBA basketball and on game day the electricity in the air is
enough to get even the most casual basketball fan bouncing off the walls. As the teams take the court for the opening tip
off fans stand up and refuse to sit down until the home team scores. The game continues, full of back and forth action, big
time shots, and clutch defensive stops. Before you know it the clock is winding down in the second half and the Liberty are
wrapped up in yet another tight contest. Your palms get sweaty with each trip down the floor and each time a Liberty player
lets loose a shot you hold your breath until the ball tickles the twine. This continues until the final buzzer when the crowd
erupts after another important Los Angeles win and the crowd flows out of the arena in jubilation.
WNBA was founded in 1996 and has been growing in popularity every year. Many of the teams in the WNBA have NBA counterparts,
although the Connecticut Sun and the Seattle Storm play in cities which do not currently have NBA teams. When the league first
started all of the teams were owned by the NBA but as a sign of the growth of the league now both the Atlanta Dream and the
Los Angeles Sparks are independently owned. The Houston Comets currently lead the way in terms of titles with four, although
the Minnesota Lynx have won two, including two of the last three championships and could soon be giving the Comets a run for
The Los Angeles Sparks have retired two numbers, number 11 for Penny Toller and number
9 for the legendary Lisa Leslie. The Sparks currently play in the Staples Center, which closes off the upper level for Parks
games. The franchise began playing in the Los Angeles Forum, the previous home of the Los Angeles Lakers, but were allowed
to move to Staples Center after complaining that playing in the outdated Forum was the cause of low attendance numbers for
their home games.