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Leon Rose speaks! Knicks brass gives press conference before training camp

Listen to your godfather.

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It had been 421 days since Knicks president Leon Rose had spoken to the press...but who’s counting? The New York press, that’s who.

I’m just joshin’ ya, Mike. Anyway, Don Leon had previously been too busy building the first good Knicks team in a decade to bother with the media—and fans didn’t really care all that much—but the Godfather stepped up to share a few words just before his Knicks start training camp. GM Scott Perry and head coach Tom Thibodeau also spoke briefly.

Inspiring stuff! There was some real news—both good and bad—to come out of the press conference, however. Let’s begin with the good: the Knicks are all vaxxed, waxed, and ready to kick some ass!

This terrific news comes one day after reports that Nets superstar Kyrie Irving has yet to get the vaccine (of course). The state of New York has mandated that all players be vaccinated in order to play or practice, so it’s nice to see each and every Knick putting their job (and their health, and the health of their community) ahead of whatever bullshit they saw on Facebook.

Now for the bad news: Center Mitchell Robinson hasn’t been cleared to play yet. The young big man broke his foot last season.

If Marc Berman of The Post’s sources are to be believed, this is just an extra precautionary measure:

That would make sense: foot injuries for big men are no laughing matter. They probably should ease Mitch into action. It’s going to be a long, and hopefully prosperous season, and they will need Mitch healthy for the biggest games.

Almost training camp time! Woooo!