The New York Knicks season has been praised via text, so perhaps it's time to evaluate the first quarter of their season through pictures.
The Knicks have thrived without Amar'e Stoudemire and Iman Shumpert, as head coach Mike Woodson continues to prove that he is the right man for the job.
Under Woodson's watch this season, the Knicks have amassed the best record in the Eastern Conference.
What may be more impressive than their hot start is how the Knicks have dominated the defending champion Miami Heat in their two matchups this season. The Knicks have beaten the Heat by double-digits twice, with one of those victories coming without Carmelo Anthony.
Anthony is on the short list of MVP contenders and is doing an admirable job as the face of one of the league's premier franchises.
As the saying goes, a picture is worth a thousand words, and there have been quite a few remarkable pictures regarding the Knicks.
This picture was tweeted by Johan Kaner after the Knicks road victory against the Brooklyn Nets on December 11th. Outside of this being a divisional battle, it marked the second time that the Knicks have visited the Barclays Center.
When the Nets moved to Brooklyn, their rivalry with the Knicks kicked up significantly, as the Knicks are trying to prove that New York City is still dominated by the blue and orange.
The shot was snapped at courtside and sees Nets reserve Jerry Stackhouse sitting down and looking up at the Knicks crunch time unit.
This picture best epitomizes this budding rivalry, as the Nets may be down but they certainly are't out.
Kaner's twitter tag is "TheKnicksWall", and he is a must-follow for the Knicks faithful.
Team First. twitter.com/nyknicks/statu…— NBA New York Knicks (@nyknicks) December 11, 2012
This twitter pictures comes from the official twitter handle of the New York Knicks and it perpetuates the idea that Anthony has been a more selfless teammate.
Melo respects the veterans that the Knicks signed during the offseason, especially future Hall of Famer Jason Kidd. This has led to an efficient and balanced attack, with Anthony being the featured offensive weapon.
With Kidd and Raymond Felton on the roster, the Knicks have had consistent play at the point guard position all season.
The Knicks have put a priority on team work and ball security, as they are averaging 20 assists versus 10.9 rebounds, which is by far the best ratio in the NBA.
The final twitter picture is the most exciting of the bunch, as it portrays Tyson Chandler throwing down a monster dunk on the Denver Nuggets. This shot was snapped when the Nuggets visited Madison Square Garden on December 9th
Due to his defensive prowess and rebounding, Chandler has been worth every penny since the Knicks signed him during the 2011 offseason.
With Chandler guarding the rim, the Knicks have stifled opponent's with their top 10 defense. He has been the team's most productive rebounder by far, as he is averaging more than three rebounds more than Carmelo Anthony, who is second on the team in rebounding.
The first quarter of the Knicks season has gone about as well as it could have, a point that is reinforced by the positive pictures that are taken of the team.