LOS ANGELES – Former Laker great Kobe Bryant attended the banner raising ceremony for the 2016 WNBA Los Angeles Sparks in their weekend season opening 78-68 victory over the Seattle Storm on Saturday. Last seaaon’s MVP, Nneka Ogwumike led the Sparks with 23 points, while Odyssey Sims added 20 points.
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The Sparks kicked off the season without key players Candace Parker, Essence Carson and Jantel Lavender currently in Europe competing in the Turkish League playoffs.
Jewell Loyd scored 25 points for the Seattle Storm who were without Sue Bird and last season’s rookie of the year, Breanna Stewart (recovering from knee issues).
Written by Andrew Mitchell for Woodlawn Post
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