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Sabrina Ionescu Arrives as New York’s Next Star Athlete

On April 17, the WNBA held its annual draft remotely. Prospects tuned in, along with nearly 400,000 fans, waiting for Commissioner Cathy Engelbert to reveal each successive selection. Except, they weren’t waiting for the No. 1 pick. Oregon’s Sabrina Ionescu was not only among the most certain locks for the spot in league history, it’s…

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What’s Next as New York Liberty Move on from Tina Charles Era

On a Sunday afternoon last August, the New York Liberty played the Seattle Storm at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn—a one-game respite from the undersized Westchester County Center the team had called home for two seasons. Everything was bigger in Brooklyn. Nearly 8,000 fans—more than three times as many as the team’s average for 2019—showed…

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Hiring Walt Hopkins Ushers in New Era of NY Liberty Basketball

One week before the ever-extended CBA deadline, the New York Liberty introduced Walt Hopkins on Wednesday as its eighth head coach in franchise history. Sitting beside General Manager Jonathan Kolb, Hopkins could hardly withhold an enthusiastic grin through his introduction at the Liberty’s new home arena, the Barclays Center in Brooklyn. He comes over from…

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