The Knicks clinched their first playoff spot in seven years last night, and as unbelievable as it seems that the Knicks could miss the playoffs for six years in a row, I’m really happy and really proud of this team. It’s not the ultimate goal, but it’s the first step and I’m going to celebrate. Everyone deserves some credit from Donnie Walsh and Mike D’Antoni to Amar’e for taking the first step in making the team relevant again to the guys who were shipped to Denver. I’m excited to able to watch playoff basketball in the Garden again.
However, there’s always somebody who wants to rain on your parade. My friend Rory is from New Jersey and is one of 12 New Jersey (soon to be Brooklyn) Nets fans. He thinks everything about the Knickerbockers is overblown and has been sitting in the emptiness of Continental Arena for years stewing. His story is coming up.