When NBA2K2 was coming out

  • Candace Parker made big news recently when she was chosen to 2k22 mt appear featured on the cover of NBA2K22. Lisa Leslie, her former Los Angeles Sparks mentor and teammate was the person who laid the foundation for Parker's appearance in Backyard Basketball 2001. Here are the outcomes of her appearance, as well as how Parker's efforts will result in an increase in exposure.

    Candace Parker has been chosen to be on the cover of NBA2K22 making her the first women's player to achieve this distinction. The Los Angeles Sparks mentor Lisa Leslie was the one who opened the way for women to play basketball in video games. Prior to PlayStation 5, 4 and 3, in the days when NBA2K2 was coming out, Leslie appeared in Humungous Entertainment's Backyard Basketball (2001).

    While it was Kevin Garnett, the Minnesota Timberwolves' basketball player, who graced the original Backyard Basketball cover, Leslie was also played in the game. You can play as Garnett and Leslie.

    Houston Comets stars Cynthia Cooper and Sheryl Swoopes both were absent from the 2001 WNBA season. Cooper has been a two-time winner of the MVP and four-time champion retired after the 2000 season. Cooper returned in 2003. Swoopes was also a part of the four championships and was the league's reigning MVP. However, she was unable return in 2001 due to her torn anterior cruciate ligament.

    Following her role in helping the Sparks to win their first title in September of 2001, Leslie won not only the MVP award in 2001, but she also was named the Finals MVP. Just one month later Backyard Basketball was released with her chosen as the only woman who played in real life (Garnett was the only male player) instead of Cooper and buy Nba 2k22 Mt Swoopes.