There is a reason for Candace Parker's jersey number, and it might not be what you expect

Jersey numbers are pretty important, and for some young athletes, a number selection is often an ode. There used to be a massive fight over No. 9 on my soccer team, because everyone wanted to be just like Mia Hamm. 

Turns out, Candace Parker is not all that different. The Sparks star revealed why she wears her number in an Instagram post, and it was kind of surprising. 

That's right, Parker used to be in "love with Allen Iverson," she wrote on Instagram. Well, who could blame her? Everyone was an Iverson fan in the early 2000s.

I think she should bring back the bands though, or start her own line. If this happens on opening night, someone better give me a cut. 

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