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Moments before the Knicks took the court against the Miami Heat, Carmelo Anthony had a few words for the Madison Square Garden crowd.
(Quote from ESPN New York)
“We want to thank everybody that came out tonight and showed some support. We really appreciate you,” he said. “We know a lot of lives and a lot of families have been deeply impacted by the tragedy of Hurricane Sandy. We just want to say once again just thank you for coming out in hard times and supporting our New York Knicks. This is the most important time for the city of New York to come together as one and help rebuild the city back up.”
*Drop the mic*
This was a nice speech before to the crowd before the game. I’m sure there were some fans in the stands who were affected by Hurricane Sandy. So it was nice of Melo to acknowledge the fans who are going through a tough time, even those at home watching on television.
The Knicks ended up winning 104-84 against the Heat. Something not many expected. I would have been surprised if the Knicks pulled out a three point victory to tell you the truth.
In the end, the Knicks win was just a distraction for those suffering during these times. That’s what sports are to some people, especially a time like this. A distraction to retreat from their troubles. This win symbolized the city of New York. It was a hard fought win and the whole team contributed in someway. I know that sounds cliche, but it’s true. Every single Knick including Rasheed Wallace had something to with this game.
It’s similar to what the city of New York is doing right now. Which is pulling together at a dark time.
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