Other SportsLiberty Hosting Meet & Greet At The Rock by Staff Post May 18, 2011 The New York Liberty experienced the unparalleled excitement last fall when the Knicks rolled out the red carpet for Amar’e Stoudemire. Now that their Madison Square Garden co-tenants are into the offseason, it’s time for New York’s other pro basketball team to feel the energy and hit the court.Only this time, the tip-off is across the river.The Liberty will officially move into their temporary home in Newark tomorrow, May 19, as the organization, Prudential Center and Brick City officials host the “Welcome the Liberty to Newark.” Similar to the festivities held at the Rock when the NCAA men’s basketball tournament rolled into town in March, Thursday’s program will boast an all-star lineup and activities for all fans.Newark Mayor Cory Booker will be among the dignitaries aboard the welcome wagon. Booker is even expected to suit up, shedding his usual garb for a pair of shorts and a T-shirt. He’ll be squaring off with Liberty super star Cappie Pondexter in a game of one-on-one.Booker, an accomplished athlete while at Old Tappan High School and at Stanford, might need a little luck guarding Pondexter, a first-team all-WNBA selection last season. We know that the mayor has been working out and shed a few pounds since the beginning of the year, but we’ll see if all of that translates into a decent jump shot.Pondexter and all of her teammates, as well as Liberty Head Coach John Whisenant, will be available to meet with their fans and sign autographs. The event is free for all fans and begins at 11 a.m. at the Rock.With a multi-million dollar, multi-faceted renovation project underway at Madison Square Garden, the Liberty last fall announced that the team will play its home games for the next three seasons at the Prudential Center. The Liberty will play their first preseason game in Newark May 25 against the Washington Mystics. The first regular season home game is June 11 against the Indiana Fever. Post Views: 1,264The following two tabs change content below.BioLatest PostsStaff PostLatest posts by Staff Post (see all) In The Zone Announces Initial Podcast Lineup - November 13, 2020 The Essential Resources You Need to Start Your Own Gym in 2020 - February 6, 2020 Wilder vs Fury II – How the second fight will be different to the first? - February 5, 2020 Early turnovers, defensive struggles plague the Scarlet Knights - January 26, 2020 Related TopicsCappie PondexterCorey BookerNew York LibertyNewarkPrudential CenterWNBA Click to comment You must be logged in to post a comment Login Leave a Reply Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.Newsletter SubscriptionCan't Miss Posts! From Paramus High School to CBS Sports, Spero Dedes is making waves in sports broadcasting by Sunil Sunder Raj | posted on October 27, 2020 The Most Catastrophic Boat Trip Since the Titanic; the New York Giants by John Venezia | posted on October 4, 2020 Women in Sports: Podcast Host, New York Riptide Sideline Reporter, Dani Wexelman by Luke Porco | posted on March 3, 2020 A Look at Paternity Leave in MLB as Trout Becomes a Dad by Elizabeth DiPietro | posted on August 5, 2020 Exclusive Interview: SNY Personality, Maria Marino, Shares Career Journey (VIDEO) by Sunil Sunder Raj | posted on January 28, 2021More in Other SportsThe Mockery of A Sport: Paul vs. AskrenJake Paul and Ben Askren are set to fight tonight, and as a fan... Lochte, Dressel and Ledecky all Chasing Gold at 2021 Tokyo OlympicsThe 2021 Summer Olympic games are scheduled to take place from July 23 –...Poirier McGregor Trilogy Is a Hot Ticket but is the Donation Beef a Show?Before UFC 257, Conor McGregor predicted that he would win the fight, but more... Wrestlemania 37 Weekend ReviewThis past weekend was monumental for WWE, as for the first time in over... Thunder Spoil Banuelos Effort! Sweet 16 For Trenton Thunder!