Candace Parker was chosen to play the role of NBA2K22

  • Candace Parker was recently featured on the cover of NBA2king. Lisa Leslie, her former Los Angeles Sparks mentor and teammate, was the one who was the one who helped to make the decision for Parker's inclusion in Backyard Basketball 2001. This is how her inclusion been a factor and how the fact that Parker is now the focal point of attention is contributing to the cycle of exposure.

    Candace Parker was chosen to play the role of NBA2K22. This marks the first time a female basketball player has won this honor. It was actually her Los Angeles Sparks teammate and mentor Lisa Leslie who paved the way for women to play in basketball video games. Before PlayStation 5, 4 and 3, when NBA2K2 was released, Leslie appeared in Humungous Entertainment's Backyard Basketball (2001).

    When it was the Minnesota Timberwolves' Kevin Garnett who graced the cover of the Original Backyard Basketball, Leslie was part of the game, and you could even play as her or Garnett.

    Houston Comets stars Cynthia Cooper and Sheryl Swoopes both were absent from the 2001 WNBA season. Cooper was a two-time MVP and four-time champion retired following the season of 2000. He came back in 2003. Swoopes was also a part the four championships and was the league's MVP. She was unable to return in 2001 due to a torn anterior cruciate ligament.

    Leslie not only won the MVP award for Buy 2K MT Xbox 2001, she also won Finals MVP after helping the Sparks claim their first title on September. 1. Backyard Basketball was released one month later with Leslie the sole female real-life player (Garnett was a male player).