Parker has most popular jersey

NEW YORK -- Candace Parker again tops the list of the WNBA's most popular jerseys.

The Los Angeles forward was No. 1 on the tally released Thursday by the league. The list is based on sales at the NBA Store and wnbastore.com from October through June.

Parker has topped the ranking since October 2008 and has the best-ever selling jersey since then.

Phoenix's Diana Taurasi was second, followed by retired Sparks center Lisa Leslie and San Antonio's Becky Hammon. New York had the next four spots, featuring Janel McCarville, Essence Carson, Shameka Christon and Cappie Pondexter. Christon was traded to Chicago in a deal that brought Pondexter to New York from Phoenix.

Parker is sidelined with a shoulder injury for the Sparks, who lead in team merchandise sales.