New York Liberty Schedule
The New York Liberty were one of the founding members of the WNBA and have since been
one of the most popular teams in the league. While they have had plenty of success over the years, the New York Liberty have
yet to win their elusive first WNBA championship despite making repeated trips to the WNBA Finals. The level of excitement
for WNBA basketball is arguably at a higher level in New York than in anywhere else in the league and their home games are
not to be missed. Be sure to get in on all of the WNBA excitement this season with tickets for the New York Liberty from StubHub.
New York Liberty will begin their home schedule at Madison Square Garden on Saturday, May 17th when the Chicago Sky come to
town. The home opener is always a can't miss extravaganza at Madison Square Garden and you will want to be there to help the
Liberty get the 2014 season started off on the right foot. Many of the top teams in the WNBA will be coming to Madison Square
Garden to take on the Liberty including the Seattle Storm, the San Antonio Stars, the Washington Mystics, the Connecticut
Sun, the Atlanta Dream, the Tulsa Shock, the Minnesota Lynx, the Los Angeles Sparks, the Indiana Fever, and the Phoenix Mercury.
Take a look at the schedule, pick out a game you can attend, and buy tickets from StubHub to show your support for the Liberty
About the Team
Since joining the WNBA in its inaugural season, the Liberty have been one of
the most popular and successful teams in the league. They won four conference titles early on, in 1997, 1999, 2000, and 2002.
Each time the Liberty made it to the WNBA Finals, however, they lost, the first three times to the Houston Comets and the
fourth time to the Los Angeles Sparks. You can be sure that the likes of Kara Braxton and Alex Montgomery will be looking
to lead the Liberty back to the Finals in 2014 and this time will be determined not to come up short and to bring the championship
home to New York City. Coach Bill Laimbeer will be using his championship pedigree that he developed with the Detroit Pistons
of the Eighties and Nineties to distill confidence and an unrivaled work ethic into his team that will make the Liberty tough
to beat this season.
In the past several years women's professional basketball has been
growing exponentially in popularity and this is evident by the crowds that fill the arenas for each game. Madison Square Garden
is one of the most exciting arenas in all of WNBA basketball and on game day the electricity in the air is enough to get even
the most casual basketball fan bouncing off the walls. As the teams take the court for the opening tip off fans stand up and
refuse to sit down until the home team scores. The game continues, full of back and forth action, big time shots, and clutch
defensive stops. Before you know it the clock is winding down in the second half and the Liberty are wrapped up in yet another
tight contest. Your palms get sweaty with each trip down the floor and each time a Liberty player lets loose a shot you hold
your breath until the ball tickles the twine. This continues until the final buzzer when the crowd erupts after another important
New York win and the crowd flows out of the arena in jubilation.
The WNBA was founded in 1996
and has been growing in popularity every year. Many of the teams in the WNBA have NBA counterparts, although the Connecticut
Sun and the Seattle Storm play in cities which do not currently have NBA teams. When the league first started all of the teams
were owned by the NBA but as a sign of the growth of the league now both the Atlanta Dream and the Los Angeles Sparks are
independently owned. The Houston Comets currently lead the way in terms of titles with four, although the Minnesota Lynx have
won two, including two of the last three championships and could soon be giving the Comets a run for their money.
New York Liberty is owned by Madison Square Garden who also owns the New York Knicks of the NBA. Notable players who have
donned the Liberty uniform include Becky Hammon, Teresa Weatherspoon, Leilani Mitchell, Cappie Pondexter, and Essence Carson.
The New York Liberty's four trips to the WNBA Finals marks the most trips to the Finals without a championship of any team
in the league. The New York Liberty were forced to purchase the trademarks of the old basketball league, the Liberty Basketball
Association prior to entering the WNBA to avoid any potential copyright infringement.