LeBron James and the champs. Opening night at Madison Square Garden.
Under normal circumstances, as electric a scene as there is in the NBA.
Things are still far from normal in New York.
Already postponed once by Superstorm Sandy, the New York Knicks will begin their season Friday night against the Miami Heat, not sure what to expect when they take the floor but hoping it helps their devastated city in some way.
''I think because of the way this year is starting, I think it's going to be even more emotional,'' forward Steve Novak said Thursday after practice.
''Because of the hurricane and all that, it's almost like I feel like people from New York almost need a release. The Garden is going to be kind of a getaway from that for a little bit. It's hard to know what to expect, whether it's going to be a full house, which we would always almost expect because that's just the way it is at the Garden. But now with the hurricane it just changes everything up, so I don't know what to ...