- The Chicago Sky are headed to the WNBA Finals after besting the No. 1 Connecticut Sun in the semis.
- Hometown hero Candace Parker had a near triple-double in Wednesday’s series-clinching win.
- Chance the Rapper was on hand to watch it all unfold, and he fangirled over Parker after the game.
Candace Parker put on a show for the Chicago Sky Wednesday night — and some of the Windy City’s most recognizable faces were there in the stands.
In addition to Chicago basketball stars on the men’s side — including current Bulls players Coby White and Patrick Williams as well as six-time NBA champion Scottie Pippen — the Sky had one of Chicago’s most famous musicians on hand watching their Game 4 semifinals victory against the top-seeded Connecticut Sun.
Hip-hop artist Chance the Rapper was sitting courtside as Parker exploded for 17 points, nine rebounds, and seven assists, securing the Sky’s first WNBA Finals appearance since 2014 and second-ever as a franchise in the process. And with Parker fulfilling the role of superstar, Chance the Rapper fell right into place as the megafan along the baseline.
After the game, the two Chicago natives shared a hug away from fans’ celebratory cheers reverberating through Wintrust Arena. Chance became a full-on fangirl during his exchange with Parker, according to a clip of the conversation.
“That was so raw!” Chance exclaimed to the 6-foot-4 forward. “I can’t believe I just watched that shit happen!”
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The Sky now move on to the WNBA Finals, where they’ll face either the Phoenix Mercury or the Las Vegas Aces depending on the results of Friday night’s semifinal series finale. Game 1 of the Finals — which will be a road game for Chicago regardless of its opponent — is set to tip off at 3 p.m. ET on Sunday.
Fans can tune into ABC to watch it all unfold — and maybe even catch Chance the Rapper or other celebrities enjoying the WNBA in-person.