Kevin Durant got his wish — WNBA superstar Breanna Stewart just signed with the New York Liberty … and he’s hyped!!!
The former Seattle Storm forward announced her decision Wednesday by posting a video wearing her new team’s merch … and playing Jay-Z and Alicia Keys‘ “Empire State Of Mind” in the background.
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Durant — who was actively recruiting Stewart to the Big Apple — went straight to Twitter when he saw the news … saying, “Aye, don’t call my phone lookin for tickets this summer, they gone.”
“Let’s get it @nyliberty.”
Of course, the Brooklyn Nets star is probably patting himself on the back just a little bit … considering he revealed on Monday he was texting the 2-time WNBA champ, telling her to join the NY team.
.@KDTrey5 REALLY wants Breanna Stewart to join the New York Liberty. 🗽👀
“I hit [Breanna Stewart] the other day, and I never do this, and was like, ‘Yo, it would be an incredible dynasty in New York City if you came here.'” pic.twitter.com/BTnCtkETJW
— Boardroom (@boardroom) January 30, 2023
“I hit Stewie the other day,” Durant said on the Boardroom podcast. “And I never do this, and was like, ‘Yo, it would be an incredible dynasty in New York City if you came here.”
He’s right — Stewart is one of the best in the WNBA … and now, she’s joining star guard Sabrina Ionescu and 6’6″ forward Jonquel Jones to make a Big 3.
Ionescu is clearly stoked over the new addition … and shared a photoshopped pic of the trio together after the massive deal.
Stewart wasn’t the only big signing in the WNBA’s offseason … Candace Parker officially signed with the defending champion Las Vegas Aces.
New York Liberty versus the Vegas Aces for the 2023 WNBA Finals? We’ll see!!!
And, shout out to KD and his recruiting skills.
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