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The New York Knicks Opening Their Season Against the Miami Heat Can Be the Distraction Needed for New Yorkers

November 2nd, 2012 at 7:00 AM
By Pete Kennedy

Tonight's game when the New York Knicks open up their season against the Miami Heat at Madison Square garden can be the distraction from the destruction of the hard hitting Hurricane Sandy.

'New York Knicks' photo (c) 2009, Mike - license: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0/

Though it is tough and sad to make this comparison, and this is not as huge a tragedy, remember after 9/11 when the Mets and Yankees came back to town? Remember the unity and patriotism showed at those ball games? Remember that iconic moment when Mike Piazza hit that Homerun to put the New York Mets past the Braves? These moments lifted the entire city and all affected by the great tragedy. 

Well, no guarantees are being made here, but the New York Knicks need to do this for their fans and their hometown now more then ever. With all the devastation, all the lives lost, all the houses lost, and all the businesses ruined, if the New York Knicks can supply fans and anyone affected by the Hurricane with just a moment of peace and happyness they have done their job.

Obviously against the big bad Miami Heat, this is no easy task, but neither is what we have ahead of us regarding this storm. When we come together to root, as one, for the New York Knicks tomorrow it will remind us of all we have lost, but it will spring us towards our recovery. 

If you don't have the luxury of attending this game, and you are getting tired and restless listening to the news, try switching over to the New York Knicks game tomorrow. Expect the New York Knicks to come out with a purpose. They had a lot to be excited for before the storm, but now they have even more to play for.

Lets hope the New York Knicks can provide fans and the East Coast a few moments to forget about what has happened and all the devastation and provide us with happiness and some peace because for many people they sadly will not be able to find peace in many other places. Lets Hope the New York Knicks give all affected something to smile about.

Sorry to take away from the "unbiased" stance a journalist should take, but for us New Yorkers, GO KNICKS!

P.S the New York Knicks @ Brooklyn Nets game is now rescheduled for November 26 at 7 P.M.

This video shows how sports can be an outlet and reminder that we are back in reality and that we have reason to be happy and a bright future to look forward too. 

If you would like to help with the Hurricane Sandy Relief Fund, text REDCROSS to 90999 to donate $10!

Tags: Basketball, Brooklyn Nets, hurricane, hurricane sandy, Madison Square Garden, Miami Heat, mike piazza, NBA, New York, New York Knicks, new york mets

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