Candace Parker Celebrated a Nneka Ogwumike Bucket by Giving Her a Bloody Eye

Ryan Glasspiegel
Tuesday August 27th, 2013

Towards the end of the first overtime in Sunday's WNBA game between the Los Angeles Sparks and Tulsa Shock, Sparks forward Nneka Ogwumike had a pretty eventful 20 seconds. With 1:03 remaining, she converted a lay-up to put LA up 73-72. Then she intercepted a pass, dished the ball off, and ran the court for a lay-up. In the process she drew contact from Shock guard Riquna Williams—and then, much harder contact from teammate Candace Parker.

After the game, Ogwumike—who scored three buckets in double-OT to help the Sparks win 90-88—took Parker's botched celebration in stride:

[The Post Game]

SI Apps
We've Got Apps Too
Get expert analysis, unrivaled access, and the award-winning storytelling only SI can provide - from Peter King, Tom Verducci, Lee Jenkins, Seth Davis, and more - delivered straight to you, along with up-to-the-minute news and live scores.