Originally written on Knicks Journal  |  Last updated 2/3/12
This season has so far been difficult for Knicks fans to endure, watching the team suffer various losses to squads they should be expected to beat on a nightly basis. Because of this, it has proven difficult to expect anything positive from the Knicks on a more consistent basis. The question of what kind of overall effort the team will show still exists with each remaining game. Though the Knicks have failed to become a powerhouse in the East, through all of the nonsensical losses, the team has surprisingly stepped up, playing competitively against teams like the Celtics, 76ers, and Heat. With that in mind, it wasn't as surprising to see the Knicks put forth a valiant effort against the Bulls with the likes of Spike Lee, Steve Schrippa, and Mariano Rivera watching at the Garden. What was a pleasant surprise, however, was who led the charge. On the same night that Carmelo Anthony got named to his first All-Star team as a New York Knick, it was co-captain Amar'e Stoudemi...
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