LOS ANGELES The Los Angeles Sparks today announced its new in-game entertainment team, bringing nonstop basketball, music and electrifying energy throughout STAPLES Center this season.
CJ Simpson leads the charge as the Sparks energetic in-game host. CJ brings not only a dynamic personality, but an impressive background that includes 10 years of radio, in-game hosting and broadcast experience to Los Angeles. Most recently, she spent the past five seasons as the in-game host for the Atlanta Dream as well as an in-arena host with the Atlanta Hawks.
"I'm ecstatic about joining the Sparks family and genuinely thrilled to bring my enthusiasm and passion for the WNBA to STAPLES Center, said Simpson. Its very exciting to be part of the overall energy and atmosphere where I can help make the experience even more enjoyable for Sparks fans.
Her resume includes serving as morning co-host of "The Opening Drive with Rick, Randy and CJ" on Atlanta Sports Radio 92.9 The Game. Prior to 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. Simpson began her career on Hot 107.9's "The Ryan Cameron Morning Show" which later became "The A-Team Morning Show."
The official DJ of the Sparks, DJ MaL-Ski brings his musical talents to every home game this season. Spinning live, MaL-Skis cutting edge technique combined with his charisma has paired him with numerous artists including Kanye West, Mary Mary and Stevie Wonder. Whether spinning his talents at the Grammy Award Luncheon, the NAACP Award Breakfast, or at the Sparks games, MaL-Skis ability to move and inspire listeners through music, beats and sounds is electrifying.
"I'm truly thankful for the opportunity to be a part of such a storied and successful organization, said DJ Mal-Ski. I'm super excited to get the season started and I can guarantee that every game will be exciting. If you're not already a Sparks fan, you will be!"
As a Producer MaL-Skis recent work includes songs on Jill Scotts #1 R&B album Light of The Sun, Kenny Lattimores 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. Hes 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"
The Sparks will tip-off the 2013 WNBA season on Sunday, May 26 vs. the Seattle Storm at 5:30 p.m. at STAPLES Center. Individual tickets are on sale now and start at $15. Season and group ticket plans, in all lower-bowl sections of STAPLES Center, are available now by calling 877-44-SPARKS (772757) or visiting LASparks.com. For up to date Sparks information, visit LASparks.com or follow the team on Facebook at Los Angeles Sparks or Twitter @LA_Sparks.