1-On-1 Exclusive: Cappie Talks About Signing to L.A., Reuniting with Essence, and Retirement

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If there’s one thing to know about L.A. Sparks latest addition, WNBA champion Cappie Pondexter, she always wants to everything with style, including closing out an amazing pro career.

While catching up with the veteran guard at the D Up On Cancer Celebrity Basketball game over the weekend, the veteran guard exclusively shared with us her reasons for signing with the Sparks and her plans to retire if she wins a championship with her new team.

“The transition [to L.A.] has been easy, but honestly, I was committed to going back to Chicago. Obviously, I’m 35 years old, I’m like a super vet, and they were looking to go in another direction. So for me, it just made sense since I was in L.A. and I was acclimated already. They wanted me, so I was like ‘Why not go to a championship contender?’ And honestly, my plans are to retire on a championship and be done this year.”

With the Sparks making it to the last two WNBA Finals (they won in 2016 against the Minnesota Lynx), Cappie knows that her goal is well within reach.

“That’s what we’re hoping for because that’s what it’s about at the end of the day, especially for me. At the end of my career, I want to win. I want to win a championship. I want to compete for one, and I think L.A. has a great chance.”

Check out the rest of the interview below, where she talks about why she moved her business, 4SeasonStyle Management, to L.A., and reuniting with fellow Rutgers alum and former New York Liberty teammate, Essence Carson!

(*Source of video clips: YouTube and Instagram*)

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