But beyond Game Day, have you ever wondered what goes on, off the floor? Consider this: The team roster is 15-deep, but as an organization, we travel with nearly 50 people on road games. What is that about? And what is life like on the road?
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We’re 17 games into the season, and with a much-improved Knicks team, there have been plenty of season-high moments — on and off the floor.
To name a couple:
Movie night with Knicks producers, Howie Singer and Spencer Julien
Carmelo Anthony enjoys Knicks Movie Night
Boston marked the first Knicks Movie Night of the year. When we fly to games, we usually arrive the day before. This allows players time to receive treatment or catch up on rest. What’s a better way to relax than a movie? The major motion picture, Bleed For This treated us to a private screening of the movie at the theater before the official release. Based on a true story and full of willpower, it is one of the greatest comeback stories in sports history.
About a week later, it was onto Washington after a game at The Garden. Although we typically travel by plane, it was a time-saver to jump on a chartered train at Penn Station. Several elevators and secret passageways later, who knew that you could go directly from the Knicks’ locker room to the train dock? My 007 dreams came true!
It was a first for me and for Kristaps Porzingis, who had already channeled his own James Bond with a new career-high 35 points that night in a win over Detroit.
With the holiday season upon us and one our longest road trips of the season coming up in December, it’s going to be a busy month of big-time games and plenty of fun on the road.