Candace Parker Will be Featured in Upcoming ESPN Documentary

Candace Parker Will be Featured in Upcoming ESPN Documentary

Candace Parker Will be Featured in Upcoming ESPN Documentary

Future WNBA Hall of Fame basketball player, Candace Parker will be the featured subject in an upcoming ESPN documentary.

ESPN Films announced last week that a documentary about two-time WNBA champion and basketball legend Parker was just completed. Joie Jacoby was on board as a director. The doc has not yet been given a title but it is being described as “an intimate portrait of Parker.” It was filmed over the past year recording moments private and professional and it will include archival footage.

“I’m excited to give people a special inside look into the balance of my life on and off the court,” said Parker in a written statement. “I’m thrilled to be the subject of the first feature documentary from W. Studios.”

This is the first feature from W. Studios. Cameras followed Parker as she shared her life on and off the court which includes time spent with her wife, Anya, and their family. She currently plays for her hometown team, the Chicago Sky as she winds down her successful playing career.

Marsha Cooke, who is the Vice President & Executive Producer of ESPN Films and 30 for 30 said: “We so rarely get to see people for who they are outside of sport when we talk about athletics. Candace is a profoundly gifted athlete, but she’s also a wife and a mom, and with the verité style of the film, we get an authentic glimpse into her life outside of basketball. She is the perfect subject to launch our first feature film for W. Studios, where we continue to amplify women’s stories. I can’t wait for audiences to experience this film.”

The documentary is executive produced by ESPN Films and W. Studios, produced by Film 45 and Baby Hair Productions. There is no release date scheduled yet.

This past season, the 36-year-old Parker became the oldest player in league history to have a triple-double in the Chicago Sky’s 82-73 win at Washington against the Mystics. Her game stats ended with her recording 16 points while pulling down 13 rebounds and handing out 10 assists.

Parker became the third player in WNBA history to have more than one triple-double, joining teammate Courtney Vandersloot, and Hall of Famer Sheryl Swoopes.

Candace Parker Will be Featured in Upcoming ESPN Documentary

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