After a crew spent 250 hours fitting her for a larger-than-life team jersey, the Las Vegas Aces officially added Lady Liberty to their roster this morning. Spectators can now catch the towering, 150-ft center donning her new gear and standing guard outside of the New York-New York Hotel (Photo credit: Ethan Miller / Getty Images).
Liberty, 18, is certainly a wild card on the hardwood, as scouts have noted her statuesque presence and determined athleticism. As the tallest player in the WNBA at 150 feet, Liberty’s immense wing span presents a major opportunity for the Aces to be a formidable force for decades to come.
Even as a free agent, there’s no doubting Liberty’s loyalty to Las Vegas. She is a staple on the Las Vegas Strip, beloved by visitors from around the world at her home in front of New York-New York and remains one of the city’s most iconic figures.
The Aces tipped off its first season of WNBA competition at Mandalay Bay Events Center this past May becoming the second major professional sports team in Las Vegas.
Upcoming Las Vegas Aces home games at Mandalay Bay Events Center:
- Vs. New York Liberty – June 22 at 7 p.m. PT.
- Vs. Minnesota Lynx – June 24 at 3 p.m. PT.
- Vs. Dallas Wings – June 27 at 7 p.m. PT.
- Vs. Los Angeles Sparks – June 29 at 7:30 p.m. PT.