Saturday, August 22, 2009
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Seven months ago I did a short video for Nike and the topic was the WNBA and why the multitudes of people that love the NBA don't show the same enthusiasm about the sister of the basketball giant. My video revealed that people find the women's league less exciting than the NBA.
Oddly enough Mr. Corbin recently acquired tickets to a WNBA game at the garden. (long story) Honestly I have never watched a WNBA game myself so I really didn't know what to expect.
Turns out it isn't much different from a NBA game (except the fact that there were no dunks); these women play hard! The intensity and determination that they played the game with flowed through the crowd and got everyone involved. If you look above you will see the CT Suns, even though the Liberty was the home team I liked the way the Suns played so that is the team that Mr. Corbin and I were rooting for. We were receiving some foul looks from the fans behind us that really wanted the Liberty to play but it was all in the spirit of fun to us.
There were some talented children performing for a portion of the halftime show, I wasn't really paying attention due to the constant flow of messages to my blackberry but I did manage to get this shot which I think really captured the moment.
The NY Liberty wore all pink to show their support for women with breast cancer and the fight against breast cancer. My grandmother died from breast cancer so I naturally I feel a bit more inclined to support than Mr. Corbin.
The Suns hit a heavily contested three to send the game into overtime but ended up losing by two points to the Liberty after a foolish last possession. I was a little upset but in the end it's "root root root for the home team!"