New York Liberty Honors Swin

On Wednesday, September 7, 2016 after the New York Liberty v. Seattle Storm game, New York paid tribute to the career and legacy of Swin with a special retirement ceremony center court. The stars were out to pay tribute to one of the most influential women in WNBA history as Liberty President Isiah Thomas, WNBA President Lisa Borders, WNBA All-Time leading scorer Tina Thompson, Sue Bird, Tina Charles and Bill Laimbeer all spoke about Swin’s career before Swin took the stage with a mic dropping speech.

The audience at Madison Square Garden was able to hear from Swin’s closest friends and biggest influences about what she has meant to the game of basketball on and off the court. The students from Swin’s Cash for Kids charity from her hometown of Mckeesport, PA was in attendance at the Garden as well.

Swin thanked everyone that has had an influence on her from her mother, to her high school coach, teammates, and everyone she has encountered through nearly two decades on the hardwood in college and the pro ranks.

Photo Credit: Nathaniel S. Butler/NBAE via Getty Images

NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 7: Swin Cash #32 of the New York Liberty poses with WNBA President Lisa Borders during the retirement ceremony after the game against the Seattle Storm on September 7, 2016 at Madison Square Garden in New York, New York. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2016 NBAE (Photo by Nathaniel S. Butler/NBAE via Getty Images)

NEW YORK, NY – SEPTEMBER 7: Swin Cash #32 of the New York Liberty poses with WNBA President Lisa Borders during the retirement ceremony after the game against the Seattle Storm on September 7, 2016 at Madison Square Garden in New York, New York. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2016 NBAE (Photo by Nathaniel S. Butler/NBAE via Getty Images)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 7: Swin Cash #32 of the New York Liberty poses during the retirement ceremony after the game against the Seattle Storm on September 7, 2016 at Madison Square Garden in New York, New York. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2016 NBAE (Photo by Nathaniel S. Butler/NBAE via Getty Images)

NEW YORK, NY – SEPTEMBER 7: Swin Cash #32 of the New York Liberty poses during the retirement ceremony after the game against the Seattle Storm on September 7, 2016 at Madison Square Garden in New York, New York. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2016 NBAE (Photo by Nathaniel S. Butler/NBAE via Getty Images)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 7: Sue Bird #10 of the Seattle Storm speaks during the retirement ceremony for Swin Cash #32 of the New York Liberty after the game on September 7, 2016 at Madison Square Garden in New York, New York. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2016 NBAE (Photo by Nathaniel S. Butler/NBAE via Getty Images)

NEW YORK, NY – SEPTEMBER 7: Sue Bird #10 of the Seattle Storm speaks during the retirement ceremony for Swin Cash #32 of the New York Liberty after the game on September 7, 2016 at Madison Square Garden in New York, New York. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2016 NBAE (Photo by Nathaniel S. Butler/NBAE via Getty Images)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 7: Swin Cash #32 of the New York Liberty poses during the retirement ceremony after the game against the Seattle Storm on September 7, 2016 at Madison Square Garden in New York, New York. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2016 NBAE (Photo by Nathaniel S. Butler/NBAE via Getty Images)

NEW YORK, NY – SEPTEMBER 7: Swin Cash #32 of the New York Liberty poses during the retirement ceremony after the game against the Seattle Storm on September 7, 2016 at Madison Square Garden in New York, New York. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2016 NBAE (Photo by Nathaniel S. Butler/NBAE via Getty Images)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 7: Swin Cash #32 of the New York Liberty looks on during the game against the Seattle Storm on September 7, 2016 at Madison Square Garden in New York, New York. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2016 NBAE (Photo by Nathaniel S. Butler/NBAE via Getty Images)

NEW YORK, NY – SEPTEMBER 7: Swin Cash #32 of the New York Liberty looks on during the game against the Seattle Storm on September 7, 2016 at Madison Square Garden in New York, New York. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2016 NBAE (Photo by Nathaniel S. Butler/NBAE via Getty Images)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 7: Swin Cash #32 of the New York Liberty poses during the retirement ceremony after the game against the Seattle Storm on September 7, 2016 at Madison Square Garden in New York, New York. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2016 NBAE (Photo by Nathaniel S. Butler/NBAE via Getty Images)

NEW YORK, NY – SEPTEMBER 7: Swin Cash #32 of the New York Liberty poses during the retirement ceremony after the game against the Seattle Storm on September 7, 2016 at Madison Square Garden in New York, New York. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2016 NBAE (Photo by Nathaniel S. Butler/NBAE via Getty Images)