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After helping lead the Phoenix Mercury to the WNBA championship last season perennial all-star guard and Team USA member Cappie Pondexter did what NBA stars Carmelo Anthony and Chris Paul are trying to do now and that's force a trade to New York. Cappie played her college ball at nearby Rutgers University and wanted to come to the city to maximize her brand. In her first season with the Liberty she is the #2 scorer in the WNBA behind only her former Phoenix teammate Diana Taurasi and she has led the Liberty to a turn around season as they prepare for the start of the playoffs this week. The girl who raised in Chicago and sports the #23 tells Samori Benjamin who inspired her interest in basketball and more in this report.