Layshia Clarendon

Photos are shown side by side of Los Angeles Sparks guard Layshia Clarendon dribbling the ball and New York Liberty forward Breanna Stewart smiling on the bench. The text "Progress for WNBA Pride" is overlaid at the bottom in all caps, and the orange Locked On Women's Basketball logo is in the top right corner.

Locked On Women’s Basketball: What Pride means to WNBA players

By The Next / June 21, 2024

Katie Barnes: ‘To see how much progress there has been in terms of embracing queerness … I think that is really important’

Rickea Jackson sits at the podium and talks to the media at the 2024 WNBA Draft.

2024 WNBA season preview: Los Angeles Sparks

By David Mendez-Yapkowitz / May 4, 2024

Youth movement is underway for the Sparks

A three-picture collage of the leading WNBA Most Improved Player vote-getters: on top, Jordin Canada dribbles past a Connecticut Sun defender who has fallen over; on the bottom-left, Satou Sabally drives baseline into the paint; on the bottom-right, Alanna Smith looks surprised.

The Next’s 2023 WNBA Awards: Most Improved Player

By Em Adler / September 20, 2023

Jordin Canada takes the internal vote from The Next staff

Los Angeles Sparks big Nneka Ogwumike looks out at the court from the baseline behind the basket, as a ref stands next to her

WNBA stars reflect on the dissolution of the Pac-12 

By Cameron Ruby / August 31, 2023

‘I played with and against these women my whole life’

Los Angeles Sparks forming physical, tough identity amid playoff push

By David Mendez-Yapkowitz / August 17, 2023

Multiple injuries have forced the Sparks to adopt a tough, gritty identity

Five Los Angeles Sparks players wrap their arms around each other's waists as they huddle.

Sparks inch closer to finding winning combination

By David Mendez-Yapkowitz / August 11, 2023

Amid a season full of injuries, the Sparks may have found something that works

How Layshia Clarendon’s gritty, tough game fits the Sparks

By David Mendez-Yapkowitz / August 3, 2023

‘That’s my style, just to go after people and attack them’

Nneka Ogwumike, Los Angeles Sparks

Nneka Ogwumike is the steadying influence the Sparks need

By David Mendez-Yapkowitz / July 19, 2023

With the Sparks being tested with adversity, they’ve leaned on their leader

Los Angeles Sparks guards Jordin Canada (21) and Lexie Brown (4) stand next to each other during a game against the Connecticut Sun at Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Conn., on May 14, 2022. (Photo credit: Chris Poss)

‘Unselfishness’ is key for Los Angeles Sparks early on

By David Mendez-Yapkowitz / June 6, 2023

The difference between this season and last season has been noticeable.

Los Angeles Sparks forward Nneka Ogwumike dribbles with her left hand as a Connecticut Sun defender stands about an arm's length away.

‘Building for ourselves’: New vision underway in Los Angeles Sparks training camp

By David Mendez-Yapkowitz / May 6, 2023

New vision, same post depth as ever for new Sparks head coach Curt Miller