My First Knick Game

Vinny YeagerCorrespondent INovember 30, 2008

They are right.

As soon as you walk in to Madison Square Garden, you get goosebumps. You feel all the magic that has happened in that building.

Willis Reed playing with a broken leg in game seven of the NBA Finals against the Los Angeles Lakers.

Larry Johnson's four-point play against the Indiana Pacers in the playoffs. John Stark's dunk on Michael Jordan and Horace Grant.

You feel all of those great memories as soon as you get off the train at Penn Station and walk into MSG.

Now, to some crazy things that occurred while my friend and I (pictured) were at the game.

First, being crazed fans, we sneaked down by court side to watch the shootaround and warm-ups. Then, out of the corner of my eye, I notice Knicks announcer Mike Breen walk right by us. My friend and I went wild and he was nice enough to take a picture with us.

Next, coming out of the tunnel and into the crowd was Knicks legend, Allan Houston. We saw him and our jaw's dropped. We had no idea what to say until Houston put his hand out and we both slapped his hand. AMAZING!

Third, the Knicks ran out of the tunnel to begin warm-ups and the place went wild.

All of the players had shirts in their hands and were throwing them into the crowd. Al Harrington came out a couple of seconds after the rest of his teammates, and he also had a shirt.

I yelled, "AL! Throw us the shirt!" He must of heard me cause he looked right at us and threw my friend the shirt.

After the players ran out of the tunnel, Mike D'Antoni and his staff walked out and we clapped for them. One of the Knicks' assistants is former player head coach, Herb Williams.

My friend and I both yelled for him and he looked up and both gave us a, "What's up?"

Naturally, we got kicked out of those seats cause they really weren't ours. So we tried to sneak into two seats a couple rows back, but yet again, got thrown out of those as well. So, we made our trip back to the 300's section where the true die-hard Knicks fans sit.

As for the game, The Knicks broke the team record by scoring 82 points in the first half and eventually went on to win the game 138-125 over ex-Knick, Jamal Crawford and the Golden State Warriors.

We also witnessed another Knick record, as Chris Duhon had 22 assists in the game.

All in all, this was one of the greatest moments of my life. We got to see and meet all of those Knick's legends and of course, see the Knicks win and get back to .500.