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.
The Knicks know that with the difficulties fans are facing, it may not be the usual packed house that would be expected for a marquee matchup against the team that knocked them out of last season's playoffs. But they're ready to play.
Forward Steve Novak says: ''Either way, it will be great to be in the building.''