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At last night’s Lynx at Sparks game, Candacer Parker’s mother Sarah Parker and husband Shelden Williams sat courtside with two-year-old Lailaa Williams. Next to them was Lisa Leslie, Michael Lockwood and their two kids – Lauren, almost four, and one-year-old MJ. Lauren was sporting a purple leather jacket and a headband, and Lailaa had a purple T-shirt on with a yellow tutu. Lauren approached Lailaa and the two grabbed hands. Then lil Lailaa offered her friend a snack, which she happily accepted. Picture is here. It was so cute I couldn’t even stand it.

Both little girls are already so tall for their age that it’s a bit eye-popping. Leslie’s son is pretty big, too.

The champion Seattle Storm will tip off within the half hour, after they present rings to players in a pre-game ceremony. Early tweets indicated the level of excitement at Key Arena.

The Indiana Fever also kick off their season today. Michael O’Brien says the team desperately needs a tuneup. (By the way, Jessica Moore got picked up by the Connecticut Sun).

I’m not one to make predictions, but the West will be tough this year. Seattle may win it all again, but it won’t be as easy for them as last year.