When the WNBA began, I had season tickets at Madison Square Garden for the New York Liberty. And what I remember most about that team was the tiny blonde rookie guard who’d come off the bench and sink 3s from NBA distance.
And this week, the Liberty added that little guard, Becky Hammon, to its Ring of Honor:
Every Liberty fan from those days loved Becky. The franchise player was the center, Rebecca Lobo, who was on all of the billboards and in all of the WNBA promotion when the league started. But Becky was the player everyone rooted for. Here’s forward Sue Wicks talking about Becky’s early career:
And how good was she? Here you go:
But the future looks extremely interesting:
So the kid with bangs might be a head coach in the NBA? Had no idea that was going to happen.