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League: Women’s National Basketball Association
Head Coach: Derek Fisher
Home Arena: STAPLES Center
WNBA Championships: 3
Los Angeles Sparks TicketsThe Los Angeles Sparks competes in the Western Conference of the Women’s National Basketball Association (WNBA). In 2019, the Los Angeles Sparks became the first team in WNBA history to reach 450 wins with a winning percentage among active WNBA teams of .606 and the second-highest in the history of the league. One of the original franchise teams when the WNBA was developed, the Sparks also led all teams in the league in most playoff appearances and most playoff wins. The team is one of four teams to have won three WNBA championships. The Sparks won the national title in 2001, 2002 and 2016. Los Angeles has won the Western Conference Championship 15 times with the first being in 1999 and the most recent in 2016. Their season begins in May and continues through mid-September. With a new 36-game schedule and season tournament format beginning in 2020, there are even more opportunities for fans to see the Sparks play. Get your Los Angeles Sparks tickets at StubHub.
Who are some of the top women to play for the Los Angeles Sparks?The Sparks have had six players named the WNBA Most Valuable Player in the history of the franchise. Lisa Leslie won MVP honors in 2001, 2004 and 2006. Candace Parker received the MVP trophy in 2008 and 2013. Nneka Ogwumike was the recipient in 2016. In addition, Los Angeles holds the record for the most All-Star Game MVPs with five. Leslie won the All-Star MVP in 1999, 2001 and 2002. Nikki Teasley took the All-Star game honor in 2003 and Parker in 2013.
Who are the standout players on the current Los Angeles Sparks roster?Forward Nneka Ogwumike ranked in the top 10 of all WNBA players for the 2019 season in points, rebounds and steals. Guard Chelsea Gray finished second in the league with 202 assists for the season and fourth in the WNBA in free-throw percentage at .917. Guard Riquna Williams made 54 three-pointers on 138 attempts to finish in the top 10 of the league for the year.
Which Los Angeles Sparks games are notable matchups for the season?The Sparks will face the Washington Mystics and the Connecticut Sun each multiple times during the regular season. The Mystics, led by Elena Delle Donne and Emma Meesseman, both returning for the 2020 season, defeated the Sun in the fifth game of the 2019 WNBA Finals, making both teams very tough competition for the Sparks.
Why is there a month-long gap in the season for the Los Angeles Sparks?Although the WNBA increased the number of regular-season games beginning in 2020, the league did not schedule games from July 11 to Aug. 15. The break was created to allow WNBA players to participate in the 2020 Tokyo Summer Olympics. Chelsea Gray, Chiney Ogwumike, Nnemkadi Ogwumike and Sydney Wiese from the Sparks are also members of the USA Basketball Women’s National Team Pool available to compete in Tokyo.
What are Derek Fisher’s achievements with the Los Angeles Sparks?Derek Fisher was hired as the head coach of the LA Sparks in December 2018. Fisher, a former NBA point guard for the Los Angeles Lakers, led the Sparks to a 22-12 record in his first season in the WNBA.
How can I get Los Angeles Sparks tickets to watch the team play?StubHub is your source for tickets for all WNBA teams, including the Sparks. Whether playing at home at the STAPLES Center or on the road, you can get purchase tickets in one convenient location.
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