Almost lost at the bottom of the game notes for Monday night's Knicks-Rockets game at Madison Square Garden is the fact that a former Knicks backup point guard will be playing against his former team for the first time.
"Oh, wow, is that right?" said Knicks forward Carmelo Anthony. "I didn't realize he was still in the league. Well, good for him. If I don't see him on the court or recognize him tell, uhh … you know … tell Jerry I said 'hi.'"
The Rockets guard said he is excited to be in New York.
"I love it here. It's a great city. I've lived here my whole life," said a man who turned out to not be the player in question, as know one seems to remember what he looks like.
"Short, fat, black man, right?" said Knicks general manager Glen Grunwald. "Wait, no. You're right. That's our current point guard. I honestly don't remember the player you're referring to. Hey, do me a favor, if you see him near me, point him out and tell me his name. I don't want to be rude. Thanks."
The Knicks say they plan to welcome their former player back by presenting him with 75,000 unsold jerseys with his name on it.