Basketball Player Candice Dupree: Focused on Career; No Signs of Dating. Lesbian?
Candice Dupree is one remarkable athlete with a sheer focus on career. She is indulged in her career so thick that she has no other concerns on life and priorities above it. However, It perfectly makes sense for the career-oriented people who despise other things like boyfriend and all. Seems to be a splendid ideology, isn't it?
Let's overview the life and career of this 31-year old basketball player from Phoenix Mercury.
Caption: Candice Dupree (jersey no.4) in Los Angeles Sparks v Phoenix Mercury.
The Basketball Player, Career Focused:
From starting her WNBA career since 2006, she played for Chicago Sky until 2009 which was followed by the current Phoenix Mercury. She has also played for The Temple from 2002-2009. She won numerous awards and accolades as a college basketball player, drawing comparisons to the NBA's Tim Duncan.
In 2008, Dupree also represented Chicago at the Shooting Stars competition, along with Chris Duhon and B.J. Armstrong. She has also represented The USA in 2005 World University Games Team, 2010 World Championships and 2014 World Championships.
Caption: Candice Dupree's Record Setting Playoff Debut.
Is she Married or Lesbian? Boyfriend?
As there is no further information regarding her partner and relationship status, she seems to have put her dating and marriage plans aside. Even her official website has not said anything about her personal life.
But why's that? In the world where most of the celebrities and players are accustomed to the relationship tantrums, why did she chose to be an exception? Well, there are reasons which we shall soon discuss.
There is a reason behind Dupree to be single with no signs of dating. Though rumours say that she is a lesbian, there is neither official source to prove it nor any information about her lesbian girlfriend.
So, we possibly can't assure anything without obtaining concrete proofs. The only logic that resides behind is that she is career-focused and has full concentration upon her gameplay rather than lingering around with such issues.
She is a veteran forward of Phoenix Mercury and, Corey Gaines, the coach, described her:
"What is more consistent, more sturdy, more sure a thing than a straight line? No jagged edges, no unexpected dips, no changes of direction. Just the shortest distance between starting a game and winning it. That's Dupree."
Candice Dupree's move to Indiana Fever
Indiana Fever acquired Candice Dupree to replace Star Player Tamika Catchings in a three-team trade involving the Phoenix Mercury, Connecticut Sun and Indiana Fever.Indiana Fever coach Pokey Chatman coached Dupree for two seasons in Russia and had quite a lot of stuff to say about Candice. He was quoted saying
Simply put, she’s a cerebral, consistent, championship-type player
Caption: Indiana Fever welcomes Candice Dupree.
The All-star Forward, Candice seems like a good replacement for Tamika who left after getting married and on paper she seems like a good fit for the Fever. Similar to Tamika who holds the record for WNBA's highest scoring record, Dupree is 11th in WNBA history in rebounds (2,375) and 15th in points (5,107). Last year (2016) she averaged 11.3 points, 5.3 rebounds and shot 54 percent.
Candice Dupree's Short Bio:
Born on August 16,1984, and brought up in Tampa, Florida, Candice has won several awards and achievements including a gold medal for 2010 and 2014 World Championship. She was also named Philadelphia-area Player of the Decade by Philadelphia Inquirer in 2010. She was also named the 2005 Atlantic 10 Defensive Player of the Year and has bagged many other awards and achievements. Currently, she plays for Phoenix Mercury.