Best duos in New York Liberty history

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May 19, 2022
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Best duos in New York Liberty history

Nothing’s more exciting on a WNBA court than when two teammates are in sync and together make magic happen. The WNBA as a league has been around for just over 25 years, but in that short amount of time, it has built a solid reputation for having the best basketball players in the world, who thrill fans with their skillful moves and elevate the excitement and drama of each game no different than their male counterparts in the NBA.

The most successful teams, however, don’t just revolve around one player. They find more success when they have players who can work together to bring victory to their team. Just as in the NBA, every team in the womens’ league throughout its brief but storied history has had a dynamic duo whose names, like Cooper and Swoopes, Fowles and Moore, and Ogwumike and Parker, have earned the right to be spoken in the same breath as Jordan and Pippen, Magic and James Worthy, Bird and McHale.

Who are they, these players whose tag-team dominance drive up the score and whose names are inextricably tied to their franchise? Stacker compiled a list of the best duos in New York Liberty history using stats from Basketball Reference.

Read on to see which women have been setting the tone for women’s basketball on your favorite team.

#10. 2016 New York Liberty
- C Tina Charles: 4.7 win shares (#7 player in 2016)
- G Sugar Rodgers: 3.4 win shares (#21 player in 2016)
- Total: 8.1 win shares (#5 duo in 2016)

#9. 2008 New York Liberty
- F-C Janel McCarville: 4.4 win shares (#12 player in 2008)
- G Shameka Christon: 3.7 win shares (#20 player in 2008)
- Total: 8.1 win shares (#9 duo in 2008)

#8. 2017 New York Liberty
- C Tina Charles: 4.7 win shares (#10 player in 2017)
- G Shavonte Zellous: 3.6 win shares (#15 player in 2017)
- Total: 8.3 win shares (#7 duo in 2017)

#7. 2002 New York Liberty
- F Crystal Robinson: 4.4 win shares (#13 player in 2002)
- F Tamika Whitmore: 4 win shares (#16 player in 2002)
- Total: 8.4 win shares (#6 duo in 2002)

#6. 2009 New York Liberty
- G Shameka Christon: 4.8 win shares (#4 player in 2009)
- F-C Janel McCarville: 3.7 win shares (#17 player in 2009)
- Total: 8.5 win shares (#6 duo in 2009)

#5. 2015 New York Liberty
- G Epiphanny Prince: 4.3 win shares (#8 player in 2015)
- C Tina Charles: 4.2 win shares (#9 player in 2015)
- Total: 8.5 win shares (#4 duo in 2015)

#4. 2001 New York Liberty
- F Crystal Robinson: 4.9 win shares (#9 player in 2001)
- F-C Tari Phillips: 3.9 win shares (#20 player in 2001)
- Total: 8.8 win shares (#6 duo in 2001)

#3. 1999 New York Liberty
- F Crystal Robinson: 4.8 win shares (#5 player in 1999)
- G Teresa Weatherspoon: 4.2 win shares (#10 player in 1999)
- Total: 9 win shares (#3 duo in 1999)

#2. 2005 New York Liberty
- G Becky Hammon: 4.9 win shares (#8 player in 2005)
- G-F Vickie Johnson: 4.1 win shares (#16 player in 2005)
- Total: 9 win shares (#6 duo in 2005)

#1. 2010 New York Liberty
- G Cappie Pondexter: 7.3 win shares (#3 player in 2010)
- F-C Taj McWilliams-Franklin: 4.4 win shares (#13 player in 2010)
- Total: 11.7 win shares (#3 duo in 2010)

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