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Opening Day 2017: Candace Parker, Sparks to Host Breanna Stewart, Storm on ESPN

Tip-off for the 2017 WNBA season is headlined by a star-studded matchup.

Nneka Ogwumike, Candace Parker and the defending champion Los Angeles Sparks will begin their title defense on Opening Night (May 13) when they host Breanna Stewart, Jewell Loyd and the Seattle Storm.

That’s last year’s MVP, Finals MVP and Rookie of the Year — plus the 2015 ROY — all on one floor to highlight a three-game opening slate.

MORE: 2017 WNBA Schedule Release

Watch highlights of the three stars’ epic 2016 seasons:

Nneka Ogwumike

Nneka Ogwumike MVP Season Highlights

MORE: Nneka Ogwumike MVP Hub

Candace Parker

Candace Parker 2016 WNBA Season Highlights

MORE: Candace Parker, WNBA Champion At Last

Breanna Stewart

Breanna Stewart Rookie of the Year Highlights

MORE: Breanna Stewart Rookie of the Year Hub

Jewell Loyd

Jewell Loyd 2016 WNBA Season Highlights

MORE: Loyd, Storm on the Rise