Here we Go Again. Champion Miami Heat Dancers Get Our Season Started Right (Sorry Knickettes, We Love You Too. See our banner). The season starts for the Knicks in Miami on October 28th when our beloved team faces Dwayne Wade, Michael Beasley, Jermaine O’Neal and Mario Chalmers of the Heat, the 5th seed (43-39) in last year’s Eastern Conference Playoffs. This will be an exciting time as any mention of the Heat gives us an appropriate reason to boost our own ratings by pumping the Heat’s Championship dance team. Lawdy, lawdy Miss Mawdy: when the opposition cheerleaders look that good, it makes you want to cheer with them, after them, near them. . . .O.K., I digress with my poorly placed heterosexual humor. LOL.
Our first home game is the second of a back-to-back also against a playoff squad, the speedy 76ers (41-41) with a revamped roster (Andre Miller is gone) including rookie Jrue Holiday, AI (Iggy) and Sam Dalembert. Elton Brand doesn’t fit on this team but it looks like he’ll still be there. LGK.
Including our home opener, the Knicks play 18 back-to-back games with the second end against teams such as the Bucks (Brandon Jennings), Boston (twice), Orlando, Portland, Cleveland, Chicago, Dallas, New Jersey (twice) and Washington.
The Knicks’ first ten games include battles against six playoff teams: Miami, Philadelphia, New Orleans, Cleveland, Utah and Atlanta.
Interestingly, ESPN is scheduled to show 5 Knicks contests.
Knicks fans get to see plenty of stars and potential free agents at MSG including Chris Paul (November 2), LeBron James (November 6), Kevin Garnett and Paul Pierce (November 22), Dwight Howard (November 29), Blake Griffin (December 18), Derrick Rose (December 22 and February 17), Dwayne Wade (December 27th and April 11th) and Kobe (January 22).