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Travelogue: San Antonio

Aug 31 2015
The Players' Tribune
The Voice of the Game
Aug 31 2015

Big wins on the road are vital for any team, particularly as they close in on a playoff run. The New York Liberty traveled to San Antonio in mid-August for a matchup against the Stars. Just as important to where they travel is the way they travel: full commercial flights, bus rides, hotels, late night eats and early shootarounds. This is their travelogue.

Photos by Annie Flanagan/The Players’ Tribune


Tina Charles reads on the plane traveling to San Antonio, Texas.Tina Charles and Herb Williams review game footage on the plane.Annie Flanagan/The Players' TribuneAvery Warley-Talbert waits while the team sorts out its luggage at the airport in San Antonio, Texas.Annie Flanagan/The Players' TribuneSwin Cash and Carolyn Swords enter the hotel in San Antonio, Texas.Annie Flanagan/The Players' TribuneCandice Wiggins and Tina Charles place orders at Wing Stop.Annie Flanagan/The Players' TribuneCandice Wiggins and Sugar Rodgers wait for their dinner at Wing Stop.Annie Flanagan/The Players' TribuneBrittany Boyd and Candice Wiggins watch game footage at the team dinner.Annie Flanagan/The Players' TribuneBrittany Boyd irons her outfit before the team dinner.Annie Flanagan/The Players' TribuneKiah Stokes and Essence Carson are taped up by athletic trainer Laura Ramus before practice.Annie Flanagan/The Players' TribuneSugar Rodgers works on her book.Annie Flanagan/The Players' TribuneTina Charles and Swin Cash wait as athletic trainer Laura Ramus works with Essence Carson before practice. Annie Flanagan/The Players' TribuneAthletic trainer Laura Ramus works with Epiphanny Prince before practice.Annie Flanagan/The Players' TribuneA deflated recovery pump rests on the bed.Annie Flanagan/The Players' TribuneEssence Carson on a treatment table before practice.Annie Flanagan/The Players' TribuneKiah Stokes uses the recovery pump while teammate Brittnay Boyd talks on Skype before the team dinner.Annie Flanagan/The Players' TribuneEssence Carson leaving for practice.Annie Flanagan/The Players' TribuneNew York Liberty head coach Bill Laimbeer reviews game footage with center Carolyn Swords in the hotel lobby.Annie Flanagan/The Players' TribuneAthletic trainer Laura Ramus tapes up Essence Carson's ankle while on the bus to practice.Annie Flanagan/The Players' TribuneTina Charles, Swin Cash and Epiphanny Prince on the way back to the hotel.Annie Flanagan/The Players' TribuneThe team watches game footage in the locker room before their game against the San Antonio Stars.Annie Flanagan/The Players' TribuneCandice Wiggins passes the ball during practice.Annie Flanagan/The Players' TribuneSwin Cash laughs while teammates attempt to make a half-court shot for $50.Annie Flanagan/The Players' TribuneCandice Wiggins prepares for the game against the San Antonio Stars.Annie Flanagan/The Players' TribuneCarolyn Swords on the bus to the stadium for their game against the San Antonio Stars.Annie Flanagan/The Players' TribuneHead coach Bill Laimbeer talks to the team during the game against the San Antonio Stars.Annie Flanagan/The Players' TribuneAvery Warley-Talbert fights for position after a free throw during the game against the San Antonio Stars.Annie Flanagan/The Players' TribuneSugar Rodgers and Brittany Boyd slap hands as they walk off the court.Annie Flanagan/The Players' TribCarolyn Swords leaves the stadium after winning the game against the San Antonio Stars.Annie Flanagan/The Players' TribuneEssence Carson walks the halls of the Freeman Coliseum in San Antonio, Texas.Annie Flanagan/The Players' TribuneTanisha Wright on the bus after the win against San Antonio.Annie Flanagan/The Players' TribuneA player looks at game footage on the bus ride back to the hotel.Annie Flanagan/The Players' TribuneBrittany Boyd gets some rest in the airport as she waits to board the plane home.Annie Flanagan/The Players' Tribune

 

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