Tina Charles is bullish about the New York Liberty’s future

For the second year in a row, Tina Charles and the New York Liberty followed a strong regular season with playoff disappointment. However, Charles’ 2016 reinforced her credentials as one of the signature stars of the WNBA. She finished second in the MVP voting behind winner Nneka Ogwumike, led the league in scoring and rebounding, and few would argue any team relies more on a single...
Via Excelle Sports
2 days ago

How WNBA playoff format put Liberty in do-or-die situation

Despite a new postseason format, an undaunted Tina Charles vowed the Liberty will rise to the occasion and come out victors at Saturday’s second-round game against the Phoenix Mercury at the Garden (7 p.m., MSG, NBA TV). “We don’t make excuses,” said Charles, who also played in the Olympics. “We embrace whatever challenges come our...
Via New York Post
12 days ago

Tina Charles, Breanna Stewart named WNBA Players of the Week

Tina Charles continued to solidify her Most Valuable Player argument while Breanna Stewart enjoyed acclaim for her recent run of success as the pair were named WNBA Player of the Week for the Eastern and Western Conference, respectively. Charles won the award for the seventh time this season, averaging 24.7 points and 9.7 rebounds per game over three contests for the Liberty from...
Via Excelle Sports
24 days ago

Charles helps Liberty beat Sun 89-82

NEW YORK (AP) Tina Charles had 23 points and 10 rebounds to help the New York Liberty beat the Connecticut Sun 89-82 on Friday night. While the Liberty have already clinched the No. 3 seed in the playoffs, Connecticut is on the outside of the postseason looking in. The Sun are sitting in 10th place and will need a lot of help to make the playoffs. To make matters worse, they...
Via Associated Press
26 days ago  |  Discuss

Charles helps Liberty beat Mercury 92-70

NEW YORK (AP) Tina Charles scored 23 points, including the 4,000th of her career, to help New York beat Phoenix 92-70 on Saturday night. Charles, who also had 15 rebounds, became the sixth fastest player in WNBA history to reach that milestone and moved the Liberty closer to clinching at least the third seed in the playoffs. New York (20-9) got off to a slow start missing its...
Via Associated Press
September 03, 2016  |  Discuss

WNBA withdraws fines for teams that protested gun violence

The WNBA has withdrawn its fines for multiple teams and players that protested recent gun violence by wearing black warmup shirts before their games. The Indiana Fever, New York Liberty and Phoenix Mercury were each fined $5,000, and players on those teams were fined $500 a piece for wearing black T-shirts calling attention to shootings by and against police officers in place of...
Via The Comeback
July 23, 2016  |  Discuss

Liberty too much for visiting Lynx, 81-68

NEW YORK -- Tina Charles and Epiphanny Prince wanted to come home to New York and make the Liberty relevant again. After two downtrodden seasons where New York missed the playoffs, they have the Liberty back in the postseason. "It's really special for me," Charles said. "I haven't been in the playoffs the last two or three years, but it means more with this franchise. Being home...
Via Fox Sports North
August 28, 2015  |  Discuss

Charles has 25 points, Liberty beat Dream 78-67

NEW YORK (AP) Tina Charles had 25 points and seven rebounds to help the New York Liberty beat the Atlanta Dream 78-67 on Friday night for their sixth victory in seven games. New York trailed by nine points midway through the third quarter, but closed on a 15-3 run to take a 54-51 lead. The Dream only made one field goal in the last 6 minutes of the quarter. Brittany Boyd's 3-pointer...
Via Associated Press
August 21, 2015  |  Discuss

WNBA star Tina Charles donates half salary to her foundation

NEW YORK -- Liberty star Tina Charles' foundation is always close to her heart. The New York native once again will donate half of her WNBA salary to a charity she started to honor her aunt who died of multiple organ failure in 2013. Charles has already bought 142 automatic external defibrillators over the past few years. She'll donate approximately $50,000 of her salary for the...
Via Associated Press
June 16, 2015  |  Discuss

Cooper returns to bench but Dream fall to Liberty

ATLANTA -- Tina Charles had 29 points and 14 rebounds as the New York Liberty beat Atlanta 83-76 to spoil Dream coach Michael Cooper's early return to the sideline. Cooper missed Atlanta's past five games after being diagnosed with early-stage tongue cancer, and had surgery July 24. Team officials at the time said that Cooper, 58, was expected to miss about two weeks. By winning...
Via Fox Sports South
August 03, 2014  |  Discuss

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