Los Angeles Sparks

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Los Angeles Sparks
HistoryLos Angeles Sparks
ArenaCrypto.com Arena
LocationLos Angeles, California
Team colorsPurple, gold, black, teal, white[1][2]
Main sponsorEquiTrust Life Insurance
General managerKaren Bryant
Head coachCurt Miller
Assistant(s)Chris Koclanes
Steve Smith
Danielle Viglione
OwnershipSparks LA Sports, LLC (represented by Mark Walter, Magic Johnson, Stan Kasten, Todd Boehly and Bobby Patton)
Championships3 (2001, 2002, 2016)
Conference titles3 (2001, 2002, 2003)

The Los Angeles Sparks are an American professional basketball team. They are based in Los Angeles, California. The Aces play basketball in the Women's National Basketball Association (WNBA). They are in the WNBA's Western Conference. The team was made in 1997. It is one of the eight original WNBA teams. The Sparks are not related to any NBA teams, such as the Los Angeles Lakers or Clippers. When they play basketball in Los Angeles, the Sparks play at Crypto.com Arena.

As of 2023, the Sparks have been to the WNBA Playoffs twenty times. They have been to the WNBA Playoffs more times than any other team. Many good basketball players have been on the Sparks, such as Candace Parker and Tina Thompson. In 2001, 2002, 2003, 2016 and 2017, the Sparks went to the WNBA Finals. They won in 2001, 2002, and 2016. In 2001, they beat the Charlotte Sting.[3] In 2002, they beat the New York Liberty. In 2016, they beat the Minnesota Lynx.[4]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Sparks Unveil New Primary Logo & Icon". Sparks.WNBA.com. NBA Media Ventures, LLC. Retrieved March 23, 2021.
  2. "Los Angeles Sparks Reproduction Guideline Sheet". MediaCentral.NBA.com. WNBA Enterprises, LLC. Retrieved March 26, 2021.
  3. "2001 Los Angeles Sparks Stats". Basketball-Reference.com. Retrieved 2023-05-08.
  4. "Los Angeles Sparks win third WNBA championship". Theweek.com. 20 October 2016. Retrieved 2 December 2017.