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Tuesday, December 3, 2013

The Knicks Spread the Love in Midwood

Cynthia Haddad shows off her Knicks rally towel
as she waits outside the Chase Bank on Coney and J
It is amazing how quickly word spreads in the Yeshivah of Flatbush community. Before this week, the only pro game in town was at the Barclays Center, home of the hometown Brooklyn Nets. But in a matter of hours, the news was out that the New York Knicks were crossing territorial lines, looking to swing fans to the Knicks’ side, by hosting one of their Basketball in the Boroughs event stops just down the road from Flatbush’s two school buildings. In a joint program with Chase Bank, The New York Knicks held a promotional event on Monday evening at the Chase Bank on the corner of Coney Island Avenue and Avenue J. By 4:30, the line to meet present Knicks Iman Shumpert, Beno Udrih and Metta World Peace (formerly known as Ron Artest) as well as Knick legend Bernard King was teeming with Flatbush students.  Check out the photo gallery to see Flatbush come out to meet the Knicks, and support the old franchise, which is surely feeling the pressure of the upstart Nets encroaching on the traditional Knick fan base.  Next stop, Barclays Center on Thursday for the first installment of Knicks-Nets 2013-14! Can you say, “Brooklyn in the House?!”