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Tina Charles Becomes First Liberty Player to Play For Olympic Team

Tina Charles (Double G Media, LLC)

Tina Charles (Double G Media, LLC)


History was once again made for a franchise that is daily embracing this championship culture being imbedded through Head Coach Bill Laimbeer and Team President, Isiah Thomas. New York Liberty All-Star forward, Tina Charles, made the USA Basketball team that will be playing in Rio this year.

For Tina, who is the first-ever active player of the New York Liberty to bestow the honor, it’s something she refuses to take for granted.

“For me it’s a blessing to be one of the 12,” Charles said. “I respect all of the finalists who were in the pool.”

And what a pool it was. The Queens, NY, native, a gold-medalist in London, competing against members of that team and the 2014 World Champions, along with fresh, new talent coming out of the WNBA and college, has made the selection process one of the finest in Women’s Basketball.

“There’s a lot of great talent, and it could’ve gone either way,” Tina admitted. “I’m so blessed and super happy, and I appreciate the fact that I’m a member of this team. I’m still scrambling for words.”

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