New Yorkers have been decrying the sorry state of the sports in this city.
But the Liberty want to remind everybody they play here, too – and they’re playing damn well, the city’s best shot at a title.
They showed that in Friday’s 90-75 playoff-opening win over Washington.
“I’ve seen it and I’ve kept quiet. I feel we’re going to let our work do the talking,” said Sabrina Ionescu. “We will be able to shut up those people on Twitter that have anything to say (about) what’s going on with New York sport.
“As far as I’m concerned, we’ve been playing the best basketball that’s been played in New York City for a very long time. Whether people recognize it or not, they will in the next few weeks. I’m excited to see what they say then.”
Ionescu took over with a game-high 29 points, 20 in the second half.
She spotted the Liberty a 1-0 lead in this best-of-3 series, with a chance to advance in Tuesday’s Game 2 at Barclays Center.
The discourse started on Twitter with the opinion that the Knicks were New York’s best team.
Neither they nor the Nets have gone past the second round since 2003.
Jets fans are mourning Aaron Rodgers’ Achilles, Giants fans stinging after a 40-0 opening loss to Dallas and both baseball teams are set to miss the playoffs.
But the Liberty have the WNBA’s second seed, stars Ionescu and Brenna Stewart (who shot an uncharacteristic 3-of-16) and legitimate title hopes.
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