Candace Parker is ecstatic to come back home to Chicago for a lot of reasons, and getting to splurge at her favorite guilty-pleasure restaurant is one of them.

“Anyone who knows me knows that I am the biggest Portillo’s fan ever,” said Parker, the former Naperville Central basketball star who signed a two-year deal this week to return home to play for the Chicago Sky in the twilight of her long WNBA career.

At 34 and going into her 14th season after spending the previous 13 with the Los Angeles Sparks, Parker knows the key to getting as much gas out of what remains in her tank is to know when to say when with things like chocolate cake.

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SOURCE ( Patricia Babcock McGraw /Daily Herald)