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Los Angeles Sparks

The Los Angeles Sparks are a WNBA basketball team that was formed in 1997, being one of the teams that participated in the league's inaugural game. They play at the Staples Center[?].

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Uniform Golden with purple lines on the side at home, with the name Sparks written across in purple. Green with purple lines on the side on the road, with the name Sparks in purple.

World Championships 2001, 2002

History The Sparks beat the New York Liberty on the WNBA's inaugural game. Sparks player Penny Toler[?] scored the league's first two points with a lay-up in that game. The Sparks had what many considered to be a dissapointing season in 1997, but they roared back in 1998, earning a playoff berth with the help of Lisa Leslie. In 1999 and 2000, they also made the playoffs, but their hopes ended in frustration those years, particularly when they got eliminated by the Houston Comets. In 2001, former Los Angeles Lakers player Michael Cooper[?] coached the Sparks to their first championship, after the Sparks were able to finally eliminate the Comets in the playoffs, and beat the Charlotte Sting for the championship. In 2002, Leslie became the first woman to dunk in the league, and the Sparks returned to the WNBA Finals, beating the New York Liberty to become back to back champions.

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