New York has waited nearly a decade for this.
After a seven year hiatus, the Knicks are back.
Back in the playoffs that is.
New York may have regained some of its swagger over this season, but the question of whether they are truly back has yet to be answered.
But this is no time to dwell on such an issue. This is a time to bask in the reality that Madison Square Garden will once again be host to at least two games of postseason basketball.
However, while this may be a time to enjoy what New York has waited so long for, it is certainly no time to lose focus.
The goal all along has been for the Knicks to make the playoffs, but just because they have met or possibly exceeded expectations, doesn't mean they aren't hungry for more.
New York is pleased about clinching a playoff berth, but the Knicks are far from fully satisfied. The entire organization, despite season long troubles, has high hopes for the playoffs.
And why shouldn't they?
It may not have always been pretty, but the Knicks have proved on multiple occasions that they can hang with the Eastern Conference's elite. This means that a playoff run is not out of the question.
Many fans and critics may have already counted these Knicks out, but others, like myself, have not.
New York has the potential to be an extremely dangerous team in the playoffs and should not be overlooked by any means.
And here are the top 10 reasons why.