Los Angeles Sparks star Candace Parker was reportedly ordered to will pay her ex-husband, former NBA player Shelden Williams, $400,000 in alimony as part of their divorce settlement.
According to court documents obtained by TMZ Sports on Tuesday, the former Lady Vols forward earned a significantly higher income than Williams, who made over $12 million during his six-season career in the NBA.
In order for Parker to avoid continuously making spousal support payments, she must pay the lump sum of nearly half a million dollars.
Parker and Williams have both agreed to split the profits of the sale of their Encino, Calif., home, which reportedly sold for $3.75 million, according to TMZ Sports.
Both parties have also agreed to joint legal and physical custody of their 8-year-old daughter, Lailaa Nicole Williams. Although neither will be obligated to pay child support, they will both “equally fund her education” and pay for health-related costs, reported TMZ Sports.
Two years after former Duke All-American Williams was selected fifth overall by the Atlanta Hawks in the 2006 NBA Draft, he married the WNBA MVP. In November 2016, Williams filed for divorce, citing “irreconcilable differences,” according to TMZ Sports.
While Parker has won two national championships, two Olympic gold medals, a Naismith College Player of the Year award, two WNBA regular-season MVP awards, a WNBA Finals MVP award and a WNBA championship, making her one of the most decorated athletes in history, Williams’ career after college was less exciting.
Despite having his jersey number retired at Duke University, Williams’ professional career consisted mainly of multiple trades and a brief time played oversees.
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