If you want to be the best, you have to train with the best.
Parker was dominant throughout the season as she averaged 17.9 points and 8.1 rebounds per game. The Sparks would land as the No. 6 in the playoffs after a 19-15 finish. The team would go on to defeat their rivals, the Minnesota Lynx, but fall to the Washington Mystics in the second round.
Mamba Mentality has become a widely used term among basketball players, given Bryant's stature on the court during his playing days and the mental edge he often displayed.