Bucket List checked!
Madison Square Garden.
The world’s most famous arena.
I have always wanted to see a Rangers or Knicks game here. So score when life boss allowed me to purchase Knicks tickets (against Brooklyn too!). Too bad both RJ Barrett and Kyrie was out for this game. Took a lot of star power out, but still was a fun experience.
We arrived an hour before tip off because I wanted to soak in the atmosphere. The Garden is very historical, but was the atmosphere better at Boston Gardens or Scotiabank arena (for raptor games).
I don’t know, the fans just didn’t see too into it? Quite quiet? But then the knicks are garbage so it would be hard to cheer hard for a shitty team.
I must give it to these knicks fans though, despite the shitty team (and they have been shit for awhile) their arena is still 80% full. Don’t know if I can say the same for my raptors. Only time will tell when they start getting crap again. Still, GREAT EXPERIENCE / WON’T FORGET THIS NIGHT.
And yes, knicks lost.
Written from Lexington Hotel, New York City on November 24, 2019