Liberty Top-10 Moments

At halftime of the Liberty games on Friday, July 20th and Sunday, July 22nd, MSG Network unveiled its Top 10 Moments in Liberty History.

Here is a look at the moments, and CLICK HERE for an exclusive photo gallery.

10. Logo Unveiling (February 13, 1997) Original Liberty Player Rebecca Lobo poses with "The Statue of Liberty" as the team is born.

9. First ever game (June 21, 1997) NY Liberty at L.A. Sparks. WNBA President Val Ackerman hosts the ceremonial first tip between Kym Hampton and Lisa Leslie. Rebecca Lobo would have a team-high 16 points. Liberty win 67-57 and would go on to win their first 7 games.

8. First ever home game (June 29, 1997) Phoenix Mercury at NY Liberty. Vickie Johnson had a team high 20 points as the Liberty went on to win the game 65-57, and win the hearts of the Garden fans...

7. Two Millionth fan (July 30, 2006) For over 10 years, fans of all ages have enjoyed the Liberty. On July 30, 2006, Eleanor Strazza walked through the turnstiles as the Liberty became the first WNBA franchise to attract 2 million fans.

6. Erin Thorn two buzzer beaters (July 24, 2006) Liberty vs. Connecticut Sun. Erin Thorn not only hit a long three-pointer to end the 1st quarter, but her half court, "soccer throw-in" heave found it's way into the basket at the end of the third quarter, and was the 2006 WNBA shot of the year.

5. First ever WNBA All-Star Game (July 19, 1999) The Liberty have hosted the All-Star game three times. In the first game, a sold-out Madison Square Garden crowd watched as Lisa Leslie led the West All-stars over the East.

4. Radio City Music Hall (2004 Season) With the GOP Convention taking over MSG for a month in the Summer of 2004, the Liberty shifted some of their home games to Radio City Music Hall. It took a lot of work on everyone's part to turn a theatre into a basketball arena, but the Liberty front office pulled it off and the team had a successful run there. The Liberty also hosted the 2004 WNBA All-Star game at RCMH, and showed off the venerable hall to a national TV audience.

3. Sue Wicks Night (August 1, 2003) and Teresa Weatherspoon Night (August 5, 2006) We grouped these two together as the Liberty honored two originals. Wicks and Weatherspoon personified the toughness and passion of the the original Liberty teams, and will never be forgotten.

2. Bethany Donaphin's game winning shot (September 28, 2004) Detroit Shock at NY Liberty - In the 3rd and decisive game of the frist round of the playoffs, Bethany Donaphin hits the shot of her life. With the game tied in the final seconds, Donaphin's basket breaks a 64-all tie. The Liberty go on to win 66-64 and win the series, eliminating the defending WNBA champions.

1. Teresa Weatherspoon's half-court, buzzer beater (September 4, 1999) NY LIberty at Houston Comets - In Game 2 of the WNBA Finals, the Liberty are on verge of losing the game and the series. The Comets are up 67-65 in the final seconds, and the confetti is starting to fall from the roof of the Compaq Center in Houston. But with one final shot, Teresa Weatherspoon's banks in a desperation half court shot, and the Liberty win Game 2, 68-67. Although the Liberty would lose the title in Game 3, this moment has become known in WNBA quarters as simply "The shot", and is not only our number one Liberty moment, but is also the signature moment in WNBA history.