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Knicks youngsters sing ‘Happy Birthday’ to Courtney Lee

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Kristaps is their conductor.

In case you missed it, Monday marked Courtney Lee’s 31st year on this planet. Cue the sparkly pixie dust graphics!

Though he has yet to play a game in the orange and blue, Lee is still a veteran, which means it’s up to the Knicks’ youngsters to serenade him (and also Derrick Rose, I think, whose birthday is Tuesday) with a rousing rendition of “Happy Birthday to You.”

Much appreciated rooks, and to everyone who wished me a happy birthday. THANK YOU.

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As you can see, Kristaps Porzingis appears to be conducting the chorus of Willy Hernangomez, Maurice Ndour, Chasson Randle, JP Tokoto, Ron Baker, Mindaugas Kuzminskas and Marshall Plumlee. That’s good — tremendous leadership shown here by the big Latvian. Poor Ndour can barely see over Kristaps’ shoulder. Don’t feel bad, Maurice: You still got the wingspan.

You have to feel for Kuzminskas, by far the oldest of the group at age 26. I only wish they had done this a few years ago when Pablo Prigioni was a rook. That would have melted my heart.