Well so much for that. Another disappointing loss for our Knicks. This is the second really disappointing game I've attended in the last month. I was at the 50 point debacle on a Sunday afternoon vs. Dallas and now, on Knicks Legends Night, the Knicks crapped in a bag and called it a basketball game. The night, however, was a memorable one for me as a fan.
Last night, the Knicks offered a ticket package which included a free t-shirt and a chance to meet four-point play specialist Larry Johnson. I was pleasantly surprised by the whole experience. We only had to stand in line for 20 minutes or so and Larry was awesome. Real cool guy - crackin jokes and a real good sport about autographs. I got him to sign my shirt but before I did, I mentioned to him that I thought he was great in Space Jam. It was clearly a joke - I'm a diehard Knicks fan and I loved the 1999 Eastern Conf Champion Team and remember everything Larry provided for the Knicks. His leadership and clutch play were hallmarks of his brief Knick career.
Then, to my surprise, after meeting LJ, the Knicks staffed showed all of us who met LJ to our seats behind the basket to watch the team shootaround. What an awesome experience. For the most part, we watched Sergio Rodriguez toss up a few bricks and Al Harrington miss a couple of point blank hook shots. Oh, and Dan D'Antoni throws a crisp chest pass.
And last but not least this was the 2nd Annual Knicks Legend Night. Great halftime presentation featuring and honoring the 1969-1970 Championship team. Moving speech and arousing ovation by Clyde almost made me forget how disappointing the final score of the game that was being played last night.