Breanna Stewart Casually Announces New Contract With the New York Liberty

The athlete will return to the squad for her second consecutive season.
Breanna Stewart

Breanna Stewart.

“I’m back.” That’s all Breanna Stewart had to say to let her fans know that the New York Liberty wouldn’t be losing her anytime soon.

The 29-year-old was acquired by the Liberty last year, following her six seasons of play with the Seattle Storm, where she was drafted out of college in 2016.

In her one season with the New York squad, the power forward helped lead the team to its first WNBA final since 2002. Though the team fell to the Las Vegas Aces 3-1 in the championship series, Stewart put up a fight and earned herself WNBA MVP honors.

Now, she will be returning to the Liberty on a one-year contract. We have no doubt she has every intention of running back the championship run—and completing the task this time around.

As we mentioned, all Stewart had to say to make the Instagram announcement was “I’m back.” There was no room to doubt what she meant. Even if she hadn’t shared the message alongside a photo of herself on the Liberty’s court in a team shirt, we’re pretty sure we would have understood the sentiment.

The past few weeks have seen some flux in the league, with several star players making moves to new teams. Among them are Skylar Diggins-Smith and Nneka Ogwumike, who recently announced their signings with the Seattle Storm.

But Stewart has no plans to make a change—at least, not yet. The athlete and her team will take on the Washington Mystics on opening day on May 14.

Martha Zaytoun


Martha Zaytoun is a Lifestyle & Trending News writer for SI Swimsuit. Before joining the team, Martha worked on the editorial board of the University of Notre Dame’s student magazine and on the editorial team at Chapel Hill, Durham and Chatham Magazines in North Carolina. When not working, Martha loves to watercolor and oil paint, run or water ski. She is a graduate of the University of Notre Dame and a huge Fighting Irish fan.