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Thursday, September 03, 2009

Sparks owner Kathy Goodman asks, "What is it with Atlanta?"

The 2008 WNBA season was winding down. The addition of rookie Candace Parker and the return of Lisa Leslie from maternity leave allowed the Sparks to rebound from a relatively disastrous 2007 season which had seen us sit out the postseason for the first time in nine years.

As we headed into the final games of the season, we had clinched a postseason berth, but were looking to improve our seeding. Things looked promising. We had two games left and one of them was against the Atlanta Dream, an expansion team that had won only three games all season. We all had that one listed in our “win” column to take into the postseason with us. Atlanta apparently had not gotten the memo. They beat us on our floor, to record their fourth and final win of the 2008 season. What is it with Atlanta?