"We commend Lisa Borders for recognizing how the players of the WNBA felt and the sensitive time that we're living in and being willing to re-evaluate their decision," New York Liberty President Isiah Thomas said. "We are also very proud of our players the world is seeing what we already knew. They're truly incredible, thoughtful and talented individuals. Our league, our partners and our society are better because of our players' willingness to enter the political and social activism arena."
"I look forward to the challenge as opposed to having any trepidation about it," Thomas said. "For me, I love basketball and having the opportunity to be president of a team and be part of a team is a great experience and I'm excited about it."