Neil Best leaves no stone unturned in the world of sports media.
Knicks dancers bounce, Sugar waves, Mad Dog hugs
Went to the Knicks game Wednesday to see how the Knicks City Dancers were holding up after their narrow first-round loss to Toronto in NBA.com's annual dancer bracket.
They still seemed, um, bouncy and upbeat.
Nothing to do now but get behind the Nets Dancers - featuring Dix Hills' own Taylor Walker (left) and Laura Torres - in their second-round matchup against the Pacemates this afternoon.
I found the Knicks' loss to the Clippers quite entertaining, actually, in a twisted, semi-comical way. Most impressive was the fans' willingness to get wildly enthusiastic over a late-March game involving two out-of-contention squads.
Brush with greatness: I sat across from SNL's Will Forte and Jason Sudeikis.
Larry Johnson got a huge ovation when he was introduced to the crowd at his courtside seat. Also courtside was Micheal Ray Richardson, subject of still my all-time favorite Newsday backpage headline, written by Eric Compton on one of the rare occasions Richardson actually avoided trouble over a drug test:
Coke Free Sugar
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Photo: SIBefore heading down to the Garden, at around 7:10 p.m., I ran into Chris Russo on the sidewalk near Rockefeller Center as he made his way to the train for the ride home to Connecticut. He hugged me.