When the Los Angeles Sparks lost Game 3 of the Western Conference Finals a week ago today, Candace Parker missed a chance to accomplish basketball's Triple Crown.
The feat goes to the person who wins an NCAA Championship, U.S. Gold medal and WNBA Championship in successive seasons. Nobody has ever done it; Parker managed two of the three requirements.
So how does this compare to Major League Baseball's Triple Crown, attained by a hitter who at season's end leads the league in batting average, home runs and RBIs?
Given the infrequency of the Olympics, I contend that basketball's TC is much more difficult to manage than baseball's. What do you think?