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Time is ticking for Chris Paul

Legacy. Legacy is something that all young athletes strive to achieve someday. There are over 540,000 male high school basketball players each year. Only 3.4%, about 18,000, will play college basketball at the NCAA level. Of these 18,000, about 4,000 are draft eligible. Only 1.2% of these athletes are drafted from the NCAA to the NBA, and only a portion of those athletes actually...
Via The Sports Quotient
26 days ago  |  Discuss

Liberty and Fever set to play decisive Game 3

NEW YORK (AP) Liberty coach Bill Laimbeer said all along that New York would win the championship if it wins all its home games. The top-seed in the East will host its second decisive Game 3 of the playoffs when it plays Indiana on Tuesday night. ''We played all year long to have the home-court advantage, that's what we play for, and here we are,'' Laimbeer said on Monday. ''It...
Via AP on Fox
September 29, 2015  |  Discuss

Liberty set to face Fever in Eastern Conference finals

NEW YORK (AP) After securing their first trip to the Eastern Conference finals in five years, the New York Liberty have little time to enjoy it. That's because their series with the Indiana Fever will begin Wednesday night, less than 24 hours after New York edged Washington 79-74 in a decisive Game 3 of their opening round series. The Liberty petitioned the league to let them start...
Via AP on Fox
September 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Liberty-Mystics Preview

The Washington Mystics maintained their spell over the New York Liberty, who now have to win on the road to keep their season alive. WNBA Coach of the Year Bill Laimbeer doesn't believe that will be a problem. The Liberty had the league's best road record during the regular season, and they'll need that advantage as they look to avoid elimination by the Mystics in Game 2 of this...
Via AP on Fox
September 19, 2015  |  Discuss

Liberty shot-blocker Stokes contender for rookie of year

NEW YORK (AP) New York Liberty rookie Kiah Stokes visited the White House on Tuesday for a ceremony honoring the NCAA champion Connecticut basketball team. On Wednesday, the contender for WNBA rookie of the year was back in New York for practice, gearing up for the playoffs. Stokes has transitioned from defensive role player for the three-time defending champion Huskies to multifaceted...
Via AP on Fox
September 18, 2015  |  Discuss

Laimbeer wins WNBA coach of the year for second time

Bill Laimbeer was quick to deflect his success this season as the WNBA coach of the year to his staff and players. ''It really is the coaching staff of the year,'' the New York Liberty coach said Thursday night. ''That's what I told the players. My name happens to be the name stuck up on it, but they are the reason I won. We have an unbelievable staff.'' It's the second time that...
Via AP on Fox
September 17, 2015  |  Discuss

WNBA ready to hand out its awards as playoff set to begin

NEW YORK (AP) With the playoffs set to begin later this week, the WNBA will start handing out its season awards. Here's a look at the major awards and the top candidates to win them: MVP: Elena Delle Donne looks to add to her hardware collection. The league's rookie of the year in 2013 has put up stellar numbers this season, guiding Chicago to the two-seed in the East. She won the...
Via AP on Fox
September 16, 2015  |  Discuss

Sun-Liberty Preview

Having clinched the Eastern Conference's No. 1 seed for the first time in 13 years, the New York Liberty will chase another milestone Wednesday night. The Liberty look to establish a single-season record for wins by extending their dominance over the eliminated Connecticut Sun. New York (22-9) lost out on tiebreakers in its previous two challenges for the East's top seed in 2004...
Via AP on Fox
September 08, 2015  |  Discuss

A week to go and the Eastern Conference is still tight

NEW YORK (AP) There's one week left in the regular season and the only thing decided in the Eastern Conference is that New York is the top seed. The Liberty clinched the No. 1 spot with a victory over Minnesota on Sunday and now need just one more victory or loss by Minnesota to secure home-court throughout the playoffs. New York (22-9) has matched the franchise record for victories...
Via AP on Fox
September 07, 2015  |  Discuss

Lynx, Liberty set for potential WNBA Finals preview

GREENBURGH, N.Y. -- Bill Laimbeer and Cheryl Reeve are downplaying the significance of Friday night's game between the WNBA's conference leaders. As Minnesota's coach put it, "it's a chance to add another 'W' in the win column. There's no championship being won. It's just a chance to get better." Laimbeer also said that there's no added meaning to the game besides a chance to further...
Via Fox Sports North
August 27, 2015  |  Discuss

Lynx, Liberty set for potential WNBA Finals preview

GREENBURGH, N.Y. -- Bill Laimbeer and Cheryl Reeve are downplaying the significance of Friday night's game between the WNBA's conference leaders. As Minnesota's coach put it, "it's a chance to add another 'W' in the win column. There's no championship being won. It's just a chance to get better." Laimbeer also said that there's no added meaning to the game besides a chance to further...
Via AP on Fox
August 27, 2015  |  Discuss

Liberty and Lynx prepare for matchup of WNBA leaders

GREENBURGH, N.Y. (AP) Bill Laimbeer and Cheryl Reeve are downplaying the significance of Friday night's game between the WNBA's conference leaders. As Minnesota's coach put it, ''it's a chance to add another `W' in the win column. There's no championship being won. It's just a chance to get better.'' Laimbeer also said that there's no added meaning to the game besides a chance to...
Via AP on Fox
August 27, 2015  |  Discuss

East shows its better than West in head-to-head matchups

NEW YORK (AP) Bragging rights for the regular season belong to the Eastern Conference. For the first time in five years, the East will win the head-to-head matchup with the West as they lead 39-19. With only 14 inter-conference games remaining, the East has already clinched a winning record. Last season the West was 44-28. It's only the sixth time in the 19-year history of the league...
Via AP on Fox
August 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar is waiting for Tim Duncan to match him

By Matt Zemek Before the end of the first round of the 2016 NBA Playoffs, Tim Duncan will hit 40 years old. Everyone in or near the NBA knows how well Duncan has kept the corrosive forces of time at bay. It is not easy to grasp Duncan’s otherworldly consistency at age 39, but modern-day basketball analysts are very familiar with it. This familiarity with Duncan’s machine-like...
Via Crossover Chronicles
August 03, 2015  |  Discuss

Storm-Liberty Preview

The New York Liberty's ascension to the top of the Eastern Conference has plenty to do with their stifling defense and ability to win the rebounding battle more often than not. It certainly isn't because they're lighting up the scoreboard. New York looks to bounce back from a disappointing performance by dealing the Seattle Storm a ninth straight road loss Sunday. The Liberty (12...
Via AP on Fox
August 01, 2015  |  Discuss

Liberty-Sparks Preview

After an offseason of controversy and tumult, the New York Liberty can go into the All-Star break with sole possession of first place in the Eastern Conference with a victory Wednesday night. Major help is on the way for the Los Angeles Sparks, though it won't come quite yet for the league's worst team. The Sparks will play one final time without two-time MVP Candace Parker as they...
Via AP on Fox
July 22, 2015  |  Discuss

With Isiah Thomas, Liberty set a foundation for a turnaround

NEW YORK (AP) Twenty minutes after the New York Liberty finish practice, Isiah Thomas hits the court to work with rookie point guard Brittany Boyd. Holding a broom up high to help Boyd work on shooting over defenders, Thomas passes along words of encouragement to the team's first-round draft pick. Not too many team presidents in the WNBA or even the NBA come with the same on-court...
Via AP on Fox
July 17, 2015  |  Discuss

Sun-Liberty Preview

The Connecticut Sun began the season looking like one of the teams to beat in the Eastern Conference. After a four-game skid, the more accurate label might simply be streaky. The Sun will try to shift things back toward the preceding seven-game winning streak Thursday night in New York, but the Liberty are trending in a more favorable direction. After a 7-1 start, the Sun are in...
Via AP on Fox
July 15, 2015  |  Discuss

Liberty-Mystics Preview

(AP) - Epiphanny Prince will finally get to play for her hometown team, the New York Liberty. Prince is back after missing the first 10 games of the regular season while she was competing for Russia in the EuroBasket tournament. The Liberty held their own without the New York native whom they acquired in a blockbuster offseason from Chicago for Cappie Pondexter. New York (6-4) is...
Via AP on Fox
July 08, 2015  |  Discuss

Epiphanny Prince back with the New York Liberty

NEW YORK (AP) Epiphanny Prince will finally get to play for her hometown team, the New York Liberty. Prince is back after missing the first 10 games of the regular season while she was competing for Russia in the EuroBasket tournament. The Liberty held their own without the New York native whom they acquired in a blockbuster offseason from Chicago for Cappie Pondexter. New York...
Via AP on Fox
July 07, 2015  |  Discuss

Mystics-Liberty Preview

The only team to beat the New York Liberty will be at Madison Square Garden on Sunday night when the Washington Mystics look to regroup from their first defeat and replace their rival atop the Eastern Conference. New York (3-1) has won all three of its home games but lost its only one on the road, 67-62 at Washington last Saturday in a game that had 17 lead changes. Emma Meesseman...
Via AP on Fox
June 13, 2015  |  Discuss

Liberty-Mystics Preview

New York Liberty coach Bill Laimbeer vowed his squad wouldn't have as much trouble scoring this season as it did in 2014. The Liberty have a long way to go to prove him correct, but the offensive explosion in the season opener provided a good starting point. New York looks to knock off another of last year's Eastern Conference playoff teams when it visits the Washington Mystics on...
Via AP on Fox
June 06, 2015  |  Discuss

Dream-Liberty Preview

The New York Liberty insist the controversy surrounding team president and potential co-owner Isiah Thomas won't affect their drive to return to the playoffs. They'll begin that quest Friday night against the Atlanta Dream, who are seeking to finish atop the Eastern Conference for a second straight season. Liberty owner and Madison Square Garden chairman James Dolan announced his...
Via AP on Fox
June 04, 2015  |  Discuss

Bill Laimbeer: ‘There’s No Question I’d Take LeBron Over Jordan’

High praise from an unlikely source had former Detroit Pistons‘ center Bill Laimbeer saying in a radio appearance on Thursday that Cleveland Cavaliers‘ forward LeBron James is better in his prime than the legendary Michael Jordan was. Laimbeer made the comments on The Dan Patrick Show during a Thursday morning appearance, and responded immediately when Patrick asked the question...
Via Cavaliers Nation
May 28, 2015  |  Discuss

Bill Laimbeer takes LeBron over Michael Jordan

The Detroit Pistons and the Chicago Bulls.25 years ago, you would start a fight by saying these words. Today, not so much, as the rivalry between the Bad Boy era Detroit squads and Michael Jordan's emerging six-time champions is all but over now.It still lives on in the hearts of many, however. Include former Pistons enforcer Bill Laimbeer among that list, as he took to the airwaves...
Via Fox Sports
May 28, 2015  |  Discuss
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