Parker는 고향 팀이 Phoenix Mercury를 상대로 시리즈를 마감한 후 생각을 수집하는 데 잡혔습니다.. 그녀는 그 순간이 LA 레이커스의 전설에 대한 찬사라고 말했다., who famously posed with the Larry O’Brien Trophy in the locker room after winning his second title.
“I think Kobe and Gigi have meant so much to our league,” Parker said, 통하다 Yahoo Sports. “So the advice I got from Vanessa before the game was, ‘Play Gigi’s way.’ And I think we’ve done that. We did that all playoffs. And so I just want to acknowledge [Kobe’s] contribution.”
Parker revealed the Bryants were on the Sky’s mind during the game.
“[Vanessa] 말했다, if Gigi could play, she would play as hard as she could. So I think that that was huge in our team and just us overcoming everything that came today. So thank you Vanessa. We love you Gigi, we love you Kobe,” 그녀는 덧붙였다.
Vanessa Bryant was cheering for Parker and the Sky. She confirmed that Parker asked for a “Kobeism.”
“You asked me for another ‘Kobeism’ this morning and I asked you to play Gigi’s way if she was given this opportunity. You played Gigi’s Way!” Bryant wrote in an Instagram post.
Parker hit a three-pointer to tie the game at 72 와 1:57 남은. She was in tears talking with ESPN’s Holly Rowe as she discussed bringing a championship to Chicago.
“Everything that this team went through the entire year prepared us for this,” Parker said. “We were down nine, we were down 11, we just gotta stay with it, and that’s what we’ve done all season. I’m so proud of this group. I’m so proud of this group with our fight, next man up mentality. 내말은 [Stefanie Dolson] coming in and having those layups. [Courtney Vanderslooot] doing what she does all year, 내말은 [Allie Quigley]. … It’s amazing.”
파커, who signed with the Sky in the offseason after spending 13 seasons with the Los Angeles Sparks, 끝내다 16 포인트들, 13 리바운드, five assists and four steals.