HoopsHype Los Angeles Sparks rumors
The Golden State Warriors on Friday confirmed their interest in operating a WNBA franchise, a day after the league announced that the Los Angeles Sparks ownership group has ceased operations of the team and laid off all front-office employees. The Bay Area's NBA franchise also confirmed that it has been in contact with the WNBA about the possibility of taking over the Sparks franchise. The Sparks are in limbo as the league seeks new ownership, and league president Laurel Richie confirmed Thursday night that the WNBA has made contact with groups who have previously expressed interest in running a franchise. ESPN.com
The Los Angeles Sparks' Candace Parker has the top-selling jersey in the WNBA, the league announced late Thursday. Parker has held the distinction of having the top-selling jersey since October 2008. Former Sparks player Lisa Leslie had the third-highest sales figures, the league said. Los Angeles Business Journals
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