Hometown: Cainaheim, CA
Birthdate: June 8, 2007 (He knew he was alive when he joined the Sparks!)
Position: Center (of attention)
Height: 6' 2" (On his hind legs)
Weight: 200 lbs. (Dripping wet)
Favorite Color: It's a tie between purple and gold
Favorite TV Show: The Dog Whisperer
Favorite Movies: All Dogs Go To Heaven, Turner & Hooch, The Fox & The Hound, Benji
The oldest of 9 siblings, Sparky began his mascot career as a young pup in the tough kennels of Cainaheim, CA. His 4 brothers and 5 sisters all aspired to be a professional mascot one day, but only Sparky made it to the big time. He started out modestly after being spotted on a high school playground doing tricks and dancing as a young pup. The Athletic Director approached him and asked if he'd be interested in entertaining the crowds at their boys and girls basketball games. Sparky leaped at the chance and his career was launched!
Sparky made his debut just in time for the opening of the Sparks 2007 season and has been entertaining fans with his dance moves, antics and t-shirt tosses both on the floor and in the community ever since!
Name: CJ Simpson
Hometown: Durham, North Carolina
Position: In-Game Host
CJ Simpson brings not only an energetic personality but an impressive background that includes 10 years of radio, in-game hosting and broadcast experience to Los Angeles as the Sparks official in-game host! By way of Atlanta, she most recently served as the in-game host for the Dream for five seasons as well as the NBA's Hawks. CJ was also morning co-host of "The Opening Drive with Rick, Randy and CJ" on Atlanta Sports Radio 92.9 The Game. Prior to joining The Game, she served as the co-host of the syndicated radio show "Murph Dawg and CJ in the Morning" on Atlanta's 95.5 the Beat. She started her radio career on Hot 107.9's "The Ryan Cameron Morning Show" which later became "The A-Team Morning Show."
Born and raised in Durham, North Carolina, CJ earned her degree in Psychology from North Carolina Central University. Last year, she was recognized as a "40 Under 40 Award" recipient as one of the University's young alumni who have made significant contributions in the arts, entertainment, education, law, business, philanthropy, public service and government fields. CJ earned a Masters Degree in Counseling Psychology and Psychological Services from Clark Atlanta University.
Name: DJ Mal-Ski
Position: In-Game DJ
If Music is a universal language, no one speaks it more fluently than ‘MaL-Ski’ (Pronounced Mall- Skee), this DJ/Producer has started a musical expedition that has crossed cultural and genre lines worldwide!
As a DJ, MaL-Ski’s cutting edge technique combined with his charisma has landed him numerous opportunities to share the stage with a Variety of artists such as Kanye West, Mary Mary, and Stevie Wonder to name a few.
He’s also collaborated with several radio stations (102.3 KJLH/ 99.1 KGGI/ 1620 KCOD) lending his signature blend to the airwaves.
Whether DJ’in Large Scale events, such as the Grammy Award Luncheon, the NAACP Award Breakfast, or spinning at a Local Backyard Boogie, MaL-Ski has effectively proven his ability to move and inspire listeners.
As a Producer MaL-Ski’s recent work includes songs on Jill Scott’s #1 R&B album “Light of The Sun”, Kenny Lattimore’s Critically Acclaimed New album “Back To Cool” and Gospel Hip Hop Standout, Da’ T.R.U.T.H.’s latest chart topping album “The Whole Truth. He’s also produced and collaborated with Grammy award winning producers The Avila Brothers (Usher, Mary J Blige,) and Warryn Campbell (Mary Mary, Alicia Keys,). MaL-Ski has also composed and written theme songs for television shows on the TV One Network (In The Company of Friends). MaL-Ski has also composed and written original scores for award winning Independent Films such as “In Disbelief” as well as for Award winning theatrical productions such as “From The Edge”. "Inspiring the world one song at a time"
Official DJ of the LA Sparks at STAPLES Center, fans catch DJ Malski spining live at every game!
For more information on DJ MaL-Ski visit DJMalski.com