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Try, try again: Liberty stuck in second-best mode

They're 0-for-4 in WNBA finals, but don't expect the Liberty to change much next season.

Originally Published: September 1, 2002
By Mechelle Voepel | Special to ESPN.com

LOS ANGELES -- Four chances to win the WNBA championship. No rings. This is what the New York Liberty players have swimming shark-like around in their heads now.

But here's the thing: The Liberty, realistically, shouldn't have won a title any of the four times. It's not as if they let themselves or anyone else down.

Now, maybe that sounds like some nicey-nice, "everybody who tries is a winner" 25-pound bag of saccharine. It's not, though.

Look at the teams that New York has lost ...

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