The 2001 WNBA Championship was the championship series of the 2001 WNBA season and the conclusion of the season’s playoffs. The Los Angeles Sparks, top-seeded champions of the Western Conference, defeated the Charlotte Sting, fourth-seeded champions of the Eastern Conference, two games to none in a best-of-three series. This was Los Angeles’ first title. The Sparks made their first appearance ...
The 2002 WNBA Finals was the championship series of the 2002 WNBA season and the conclusion of the season’s playoffs. The Los Angeles Sparks, top-seeded champions of the Western Conference, defeated the New York Liberty, top-seeded champions of the Eastern Conference, two games to none in a best-of-three series. This was Los Angeles’ second title. As of 2017, this is ...
The 2016 WNBA Finals was the best-of-five championship series for the 2016 season of the Women’s National Basketball Association (WNBA). The top-seeded Minnesota Lynx held home-court advantage in the Finals but lost three games to two to the second-seeded Los Angeles Sparks. The series followed a 2–2–1 format and eschewed the previous tradition of having the Western Conference champion face ...
History of the Sparks
The Los Angeles Sparks are a professional basketball team based in Los Angeles, California, playing in the Western Conference in the Women’s National Basketball Association (WNBA). The team was founded before the league’s inaugural 1997 season began. Like some other WNBA teams, the Sparks have the distinction of not being affiliated with an NBA counterpart, even though the market is shared with the Los Angeles Lakers and the Los Angeles Clippers. As of 2015, the Sparks are the last franchise to win back-to-back titles.
1997 – Present / Women’s National Basketball Association
1997 – Present / Los Angeles Sparks
Sparks – The Sparks nickname should related to the their NBA counterpart Lakers, however sparks of fire seem like the opposite of lakes.
WNBA Championships 3
2016, 2002, 2001
2001 – Present / Staples Center
1997 – 2000 / The Forum
2014 – Present / Sparks LA Sports, LLC
2011 – 2014 / Williams Group Holdings
2007 – 2011 / Gemini Basketball LLC
1997 – 2006 / Jerry Buss
To qualify as the greatest player for this team, the player must have played one season for this team. If not, we will remove the player.
* verifies that player has played for this team as an added player by a fan.
9 / Lisa Leslie
11 / Penny Toler
*Blue is this team’s history