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Several Knicks became spectators in a big weekend for (non-basketball) sports

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Kemba, Rose, Deuce and IQ were in the crowd for various games.

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College football, NFL, US Open, Yankees-Mets— it was a massive weekend for New York sports fans. But this is a Knicks blog, and all this Knicks blogger wants to know is when are the damn Knicks coming back?

Sadly, the Knicks still have another few weeks before the kick off their 2021-22 season, but in the meantime we can at least watch Knicks players watching sports.

We start off at the US Open, where Novak Djokovic missed out on the chance to be the complete the first tennis Grand Slam since Steffi Graf. It was a historic moment, one that Derrick Rose and Joakim Noah were not going to miss.

I suppose I could make a joke about the fact that the long-since-retired Noah is still on the Knicks’ payroll due to the stretch provision, but the Knicks are good now, so let Noah collect his checks.

The Giants and Jets both lost their season openers—as expected—but at least Giants fans got to witness NY sports greatness in the form of Kemba Walker, who stopped by MetLife Stadium to watch the Giants-Broncos tilt.

At some point I’m going to have to pen an article about the eerie parallels between Giants QB Daniel Jones and RJ Barrett: both were Dukies drafted in the top 10 by New York teams three years ago. The only difference between them is that Daniel Jones sucks (sorry, fellow Giants fans) and RJ very much does not.

Immanuel Quickley went back to his alma mater, Kentucky, to shoot some hoop and sign some autographs. He also took in a UK football game with his friend, Tyrese Maxey.

Another Knick took in some college football action last weekend: rookie Miles McBride. The former high school QB even showed off his arm before the West Virginia game.

Is there anything Deuce can’t do?

OK, that was fun...but let’s just start basketball season already.