Los Angeles Sparks

Kristi Toliver runs onto the court as a spotlight shines on her.

Phoenix Mercury secure elite hire in WNBA All-Star Kristi Toliver

By Jesse Morrison / December 2, 2023

Two-time WNBA champion named Mercury associate head coach

Dearica Hamby, wearing purple and yellow Sparks jersey, drives to the basket against Lynx forward Naphessa Collier, wearing white and blue.

Dearica Hamby relishes Olympic opportunity

By David Yapkowitz / November 13, 2023

Sparks veteran forward is looking to regain her All-Star form

Dearica Hamby

Dearica Hamby files complaint against Las Vegas Aces, WNBA

By Aya Abdeen / October 5, 2023

EEOC lawsuit also names WNBA over investigation

Indiana center Aliyah Boston, the unanimous Rookie of the Year, stands on the court in front of two Fever teammates during pregame player introductions while surrounded by smoke.

The Next’s 2023 WNBA Awards: Rookie of the Year and All-Rookie Team

By Em Adler / October 1, 2023

A shocking turn of events as Aliyah Boston sweeps the vote

A close-up photo of USA and Los Angeles Sparks forward Nneka Ogwumike. The phrases "WNBA Retrospect" and "Positional Value in WNBA Draft Evaluation" are overlaid at the bottom in all caps, and the orange Locked on Women's Basketball logo is in the upper right corner.

Locked on Women’s Basketball: How did Nneka Ogwumike fare as a WNBA draft prospect?

By The Next / September 30, 2023

‘She’s just an intensely talented basketball player, an elegant mover’

Members of the Los Angeles Sparks huddle together. They are wearing their team uniforms.

What comes next for the Sparks?

By David Yapkowitz / September 22, 2023

Sparks head into the offseason with firm goals in mind

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

At the slot, Los Angeles Sparks off-ball guard Lexie Brown looks towards the key and gathers the ball at her hips to pass, while Connecticut Sun point guard Yvonne Anderson stands right in front of her to defend

Lexie Brown shares details on season-ending illness

By Cameron Ruby / September 14, 2023

‘Knowing that I’m at the tail end of it, the worst is behind me, helps me stay positive’

Members of the Indiana Fever stand huddled up in the paint during a WNBA game while some members of the Minnesota Lynx stand behind them at the free-throw line in a huddle, as they all wait before a Lynx takes free-throws.

Sunday Notes, Week 15: Let’s talk about the future, with Indiana, Phoenix and more!

By Em Adler / September 10, 2023

Our weekly look around the WNBA dives into the four teams missing the playoffs and measures how bright their futures are, from Fever to Storm

Members of the Los Angeles Sparks huddle together. They are wearing their team uniforms.

Sparks’ playoff hopes hanging by a thread as injuries pile up

By David Yapkowitz / September 8, 2023

How the Sparks can still reach the postseason, explained