Liberty President Isiah Thomas said the idea for a Unity Game, announced on Aug. 7, was “borne out of a desire to have continued dialogue, work towards developing solutions to extremely complex issues, and strive to bring our communities closer together.”
Prior to tip-off, a video promoting togetherness, equality and unity played on the Madison Square Garden scoreboard, and Liberty center Kia Vaughn delivered a message to the crowd.
“Hi all, I got a little emotional watching the video,” said Vaughn, who finished with five points and four rebounds in the Liberty’s 70-61 win. “But with all that’s going on in this world today, no matter what, what we’re representing today is unity and equality. At the end of the day, I just want to send one message out. Let love win. Just let it win. Enjoy the game, thank you for coming out.”