After months of speculation, Breanna Stewart finally decided on her free agency decision. The superstar announced today that she’d be joining the New York Liberty, much to the delight of fans all over the country.
— Breanna Stewart (@breannastewart) February 1, 2023
What made this announcement even more interesting is that multiple sources say the Seattle Storm was very much in contention for the multi-time champion and All-Star. But in the end, New York won out, and fans can’t wait to see what Stewart will bring to the Liberty roster.
Breanna Stewart raises the bar
In an interview with ESPN’s Malika Andrews, Stewart said: “It’s been a roller coaster of emotions for sure, and I decided to go to New York because I want to continue to be great. I want to go to the place where I can continue to help this league become better, to continue to raise the standard.”
The announcement of Breanna Stewart joining the New York Liberty will shake up the entire WNBA landscape. Fans everywhere eagerly await what she’ll bring as a powerhouse to the Liberty lineup.
Stars celebrate Breanna Stewart coming to New York
— Kevin Durant (@KDTrey5) February 1, 2023
Congratulations "Stewie" and welcome home! https://t.co/3DFxh5r7f5
— Chuck Schumer (@SenSchumer) February 1, 2023
OMFGGGGG LETS GOOOOO 🗽🗽🗽
— Sabrina Ionescu (@sabrina_i20) February 1, 2023
— PUMA Basketball (@PUMAHoops) February 1, 2023
This is a monumental signing for both the Liberty and the league as a whole. Stewart is one of the best players in the WNBA and could be considered a cornerstone of this era of women’s basketball. Her move to New York will not only bring excitement to the biggest sports market in the world, but also serve as an example for other players to follow her lead when making their own decisions on where they want to play and the power they have.
Be sure to follow The Ball Out as we cover all the news and developments related to Breanna Stewart and her move to the New York Liberty. In addition, we’ll keep you updated on everything you need to know about the exciting developments in WNBA free agency, as it’s already started with some fireworks with Candace Parker heading to Las Vegas.