Random Facts You Didn't Know: Athletes Edition

by laliveinsider on Wed., Aug 12 at 12:43 PM

We cheer them on all season long, and know all of their stats on the court and the ice. But do we really know our favorite players? Check out these random facts you probably didn't know about Sparks, LA Kings, Clippers & Lakers players!

Candace Parker

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Parker has played international basketball for UMMC Ekaterinburg in the Russian league and the Xinjiang Tiashan Deers Chinese francise in the off-seasons. She won 5 consecutive championships with UMMC Ekaterinburg. 

Nneka Ogwumike

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Not only is Ogwumike a leader on the court, but she's also the President of the WNBA Players Association, serving her second three-year term.

Anze Kopitar

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Kopitar was the first Slovenian to play in the NHL at his debut in 2006.

Alex Iafallo

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Alex Iafallo has been ice skating since he was just 4 years old.

Kawhi Leonard

Leonard is a Southern California native - he grew up in Moreno Valley and went to college at San Diego State University. 

Patrick Beverley

Before playing ball in the states, Beverley spent three and a half years overseas playing basketball in Ukraine, Greece and Russia.

Kyle Kuzma

Kuzma's competitive edge helpes lead his style off the court too - his pre-game fits are often the topic of his teammates conversations.

Alex Caruso

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Caruso played basketball at Texas A&M University. He is the school's all-time leader in assists. 

 

Now that you know all about your favorite players, tune into all of their games now that the seasons have started back up. And when it's safe to do so, we hope to see you back at STAPLES Center for all of the epic sports moments to come! 

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