Guess who’s again? Again once more. Followers are again. Inform your mates.
It’s been a protracted 12 months, however Knicks followers can rejoice. There will probably be 2,000 fans back at Madison Square Garden on Tuesday for the primary time since March 8. Whereas it’s solely 10 % capability, 2,000 folks can nonetheless make some noise and produce some power to a Knicks crew that’s only a sport below .500 and within the seventh spot within the Jap Convention. Followers are again, Julius Randle is potentially going to be an All-Star and the Knicks are enjoying nice basketball.
There’s no higher time to tune in to a model new episode of the “Massive Apple Buckets” podcast with Sal Licata and Jerome “The Junk Yard Canine” Williams, that includes an interview with Knicks standout rookie guard Immanuel Quickley.
Massive Apple Buckets Podcast with Sal & The Junk Yard Canine:
- Followers again at The Backyard. Affect that may have on younger gamers, the Knicks and their opponents. Even when simply 2,000 folks, it helps. Going up in opposition to Steph Curry with followers, might placed on a present.
- Julius Randle must be an All-Star. We discover out Tuesday night time if he will probably be. What have been the primary causes for Randle’s enchancment?
- Kenny Payne coached at Kentucky when Randle was there. He’s been large. Randle realizing his function and changing into a pacesetter and star for this crew.
- Schedule forward for the Knicks. They’ve a bunch of video games to shut the primary half in a brief period of time. An opportunity to get to .500 Tuesday and end the primary half sturdy and probably even within the prime 5 within the Jap Convention.
This Day in Knicks Historical past: Ten years in the past at this time, Carmelo Anthony made his New York Knicks debut. Wanting again at the very best Melo reminiscences. Sal explains why he was not in love with Melo, whereas JYD and I clarify why he was so vital to the franchise.
Immanuel Quickley Interview:
Knicks rookie guard, 2020 SEC Player of the Year
- Having early success and now fans returning to MSG. His grandma and aunt coming to games soon, will be some of loudest fans.
- NBA life, constant COVID tests, having to wake up early to get tested. Started to get used to it.
- Dealing with high expectations after a great start to the season.
- CBS Sports giving him a D+ grade, having a screenshot of that and other things in an album on his phone, using it as motivation.
- Surreal to be playing with Knicks. High-level expectations, just like Kentucky. Playing at The Garden is like a movie.
- Getting to play with Derrick Rose in the backcourt. Watching him play as a kid, one of two games he saw in person as a kid. Playing both the one and two guard.
- Getting his floater watching Lou Williams play and drawing fouls. Watching CJ McCollum and his float game too.
- How great Randle has been as a player and a leader.
- Being coached by great coaches in John Calipari and now Tom Thibodeau. Holding you accountable if you are not playing well.
- Pandemic 21st birthday, being a lowkey guy, loving going to the mall, Chinese food at the mall is some of the best. Going bowling after the pandemic.
- NYC food, not getting to go to many spots, lives in White Plains. How great his partnership has been with Roc Nation.
Inside The Dog House: In honor of Episode 34 of the show, JYD tells two great stories about his old teammate and Knicks great Charles Oakley. The first about Oak’s tremendous cooking skills…and the second about him punching Tyrone Hill in the face before a game over not paying up on a $10,000 card bet. I follow telling the Samaki Walker-Kobe Bryant infamous sucker-punch story and a JYD Knicks jersey coming up from a girl on the dating app Bumble.
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