パーカーは、米国のオリンピック選手と対戦するWNBAオールスターチームを率いています

パーカー, に選ばれなかった人 2016 米国を支援した後のオリンピックチーム. で金メダルを獲得する 2008 そして 2012, 彼女の6回目のオールスター出演に選ばれました.

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Joining the Chicago forward are her Sky teammates Courtney Vandersloot and Kahleah Copper, who is one of eight players making their All-Star debuts.

Other All-Stars announced Wednesday include Las Vegas players Liz Cambage and Dearica Hamby, who will be playing in their home arena at Mandalay Bay. The Connecticut Sun have a trio of players headed to the game — DeWanna Bonner, Jonquel Jones and Brionna Jones.

New York’s Betnijah Laney, DallasArike Ogunbowale and Satou Sabally and Atlanta’s Courtney Williams round out the WNBA’s team. All four players are first-time All-Stars.

The WNBA team will be co-coached by Lisa Leslie and Tina Thompson.

That team will face a U.S. squad led by Sue Bird and Diana Taurasi, who will be making their fifth Olympic appearance. It’s a record 12th All-Star Game for Bird and 10th for Taurasi — tying her with Tamika Catchings for second most all-time.

Fans, media and players voted in 36 players as part of a pool that the league’s 12 head coaches chose from to compile the WNBA’s All-Star team. Elena Delle Donne, who hasn’t played all season while she recovers from back surgery, was part of that pool thanks to strong fan support. Nneka Ogwumike, who was surprisingly left off the U.S. オリンピックチーム, was also in the 36-player pool, but not chosen by the coaches. She’s been sidelined by a sprained knee since early June.

ゲーム, sponsored by AT&T, is another way the league is celebrating its 25th season. This is the first time that the league has held an All-Star Game in an Olympic year since 2000. The WNBA played an exhibition in New York in 2004 at Radio City Music Hall, but it wasn’t considered an All-Star Game.

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