So now we're to the NY Liberty. Here are some links going around the Big Apple, both from within the team and out.
Links from the Team
The Libs started practice on July 26. Coach Whiz gave a Q&A for some selected questions by fans. Plenette Pierson, who missed most of the season due to injury, practiced at full speed and hopefully should be back to play for the 2nd half as the Libs attempt to make a playoff push. Of the four teams that would be in the lotto as of today, the Libs have the best chance of perhaps sneaking in. (read here)
I know I always talk about the Mystics as a team owned by a big ownership group and it is, but the Liberty is owned by Madison Square Garden, the biggest ownership group in the WNBA. Therefore, its inevitable that the brother teams will interact often with the WNBA players. Knicks guard JR Smith says that he does learn things from the women's game. He practiced with the Liberty when going to the practice facility that the teams share (watch here)
The Liberty hosted an ice cream social with The College Board, which is based in Manhattan. (watch here)
More community service by the Libs. They hosted two Field Days at Riverbank State Park in northern Manhattan. (photos from Facebook here)
Rookie guard Katelan Redmon who was drafted, waived, and then re-signed by the Libs gave a quick interview (watch here)
Essence Carson was at the Majesco NBA Baller Beats Launch, which is a video game where the player dribbles to the beat. (watch here)
Former Lib player Sue Wicks got in the Women's Basketball Hall of Fame for the Class of 2013. (from NJ.com)
I posted this for the Mystics links already, but I'll do it again for DeMya Walker, who actually has known fellow South Jersey native Crystal Langhorne since she was 5. (from The Courier Post)
Here is an interview with Essence Carson (on sportspagemagazine.com)
...And another from the same source (go here)
Nicole Powell is one of six Stanford alumnae who are currently on a WNBA roster, and she's the longest tenured player too. (from paloaltoonline.com)
And that's it
A pretty large collection of links, but again, not exhaustive. If you have one that I totally overlooked that isn't about Olympic hoops, feel free to post it.
Let's see how Cappie and her teammates do in the second half of this season.