During an eventful week for the United States, New York Liberty players took to their social media accounts to pay tribute to the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., and share some memories from the Presidency of Barack Obama.
Swin Cash shared a photo of her visit to the National Civil Rights Museum at the Loraine Motel this fall, where she received the Freedom Award, and Carolyn Swords visited the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture.
Overseas, Rebecca Allen is celebrating a big win for Good Angels in EuroCup tournament play, and Amanda Zahui B is dreaming of befriending Steph Curry, while having fun with her teammates in Orenburg.
and i'm not just saying this because i went there..but uconn women's basketball is on a different level. congrats!! 91-0 @UConnWBB
— Kiah Stokes (@kstokes41) January 15, 2017
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#farwellobama THIS:Last year was the first time my husband @stevecanal and I attended the Whitehouse together. I wanted to share this moment because it shows a side of our President I've always respected! The top picture is when the President first joined us on the basketball court. He was speaking to Shaq and I briefly and asked how we were doing (of course Shaq tried it, talking about he beat me at 3's but me never finished 😑lol) I told the President since I last saw him I was married now. He congratulated me and asked where my husband was so I pointed over on the side. The President waved and said well I have to meet this young man. As Shaq and I walked with him around the court, he graciously took pictures with Shaq's family and as he said he would, he met my husband. He shared some words of encouragement for our marriage & of course a joke or two for laughs. With everything that was going on for him to take that time meant a lot to me. As an former athlete the last 8 years this administration embraced our community, challenged us to be leaders/role models and partnered with leagues like @nba @wnba to use sports to help our youth! My prayer is that we as athletes don't forget to continue the work.. GOD Bless our 1st family and GOD Bless our country❤️ "Stand on faith and move on Hope" SC
"I look to a day when people will not be judged by the color of their skin, but by the content of their character." -Martin Luther King Jr.
— Kiah Stokes (@kstokes41) January 16, 2017
Honestly, I just want the world to be a better place for everyone.
— Amanda Zahui B. (@AmandaZahuiB) January 15, 2017
Forever grateful Dr.King! #MLKDAY
— Brittany Boyd (@adifferent1five) January 16, 2017
I just a dream that me and @StephenCurry30 were best friends…. Riley was grown!! 😂
— Amanda Zahui B. (@AmandaZahuiB) January 19, 2017
— EuroCup Women (@EuroCupWomen) January 20, 2017
People tend to look up at where Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. took his last breath, I preferred to stand on the balcony and look out at into the distance and imagine the hope & dreams he had for our people. A dream that WASN'T easily given but marched for, fought for, died for and preserved by people of all races who believed in equality. Without the courage of #MLK & countless others my life, my opportunities would not be the same! So I stand in my power accepting the responsibility to help change and impact the world as much as I can.. celebrate his life and purpose by standing for what's just and true #civilrights #equality #freedom Thank You @ncrmuseum for helping us all Stay Woke❤
— Swin Cash (@SwinCash) January 20, 2017