Top 60 Knicks Quotes

Here we have the best Knicks Quotes from famous authors such as Channing Frye, John Starks, RJ Barrett, Kemba Walker, David Chang. Find the perfect quotation from our collection.

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When I was on the Knicks, and I’d have a drink – my drink would be either a Manhattan or an Old Fashioned – businessmen would be drinking only wine. As I continued to go to business dinners with successful businessmen, my drink has now also turned into wine.

I think the media makes it tough to play in New York. There are so many papers and TV channels covering the Knicks and the expectations for the Knicks are so high.

John Starks
I feel like the Knicks drafted me because they knew what I could do.

The Knicks are a special team.

For everyday diners in Manhattan, cracking the waiting list at Nobu is said to be harder than getting courtside tickets for the Knicks.

Being a die-hard Knicks fan, I remember hunting down these orange-and-blue Nikes that they only released in England. And I used to hunt for sneakers when I DJ’d in Japan. But then Nike flooded the market with a head-spinning array of color combinations and it just didn’t seem cool anymore.

To stay sane, I lived in my head, where I could travel and imagine. In my mind, I played a championship game with the Knicks. I won Wimbledon five times. If the Yankees needed a home run, I came to bat.

My late grandfather, rest in peace, he was the biggest Knicks fan and he always told me I’d play for the Knicks, so it would mean a lot for me to play for the team.

I was a Knicks fan of the Kenny Sears-Carl Braun-Jim Baechtold vintage. I was even their ball boy when I was a teenager.

Marv Albert
I’m a New Yorker, man. I’m a Knicks fan.

If I’m able to get drafted by the New York Knicks, it would be a blessing.

Knicks fans are the smartest in the world and they know you can’t just play one end of the court.

I was just one piece of the puzzle, a very small piece at that. I really enjoyed my time with the Knicks, and we had a great run.

I signed a contract with Phil Jackson, the man who has more championship rings, as far as I know, than anybody else. He was the best guy we thought we could find to run the New York Knicks.

To me, the thing is, through good or bad, if you’re a Knicks fan, you’re down with the Knicks, and that’s the bottom line.

I can tell you that nobody in my family wants to sell the Knicks and Rangers. As a majority owner, I don’t want to sell, either.

When I played with the Knicks, I was just as important or just as smart as any other of the guards I played with. I still had to call out plays, notice schemes, know the systems, do everything they had to do.

Patrick Ewing
There’s a fine line between physical and thug ball, and the Knicks have crossed the line on occasion.

Marv Albert
I just want to let the fans know I don’t hate the Knicks. I love the Knicks.

I had a great job with the Knicks.

Me playing for the Knicks is not realistic.

No, the Knicks are not owned by the public. The Knicks are owned by the shareholders of the company, of which I’m the majority shareholder.

Knicks fans are great. New York fans in general are awesome. They’re passionate as hell, they know the sports, they know the game.

Boston is a very proud franchise. The NBA misses them when they are not in the mix. They, along with teams like the Knicks and 76ers are a big part of the heart, soul and history of the league.

The Knicks left me open a lot of times the last time we played them, and I was just making sure I took the shots that were there.

Reggie Lewis
I was in New York, I went to a Yankees game and I called and said, ‘Can I get tickets to the Knicks game?’ They said, ‘We can’t get you tickets no more to the Knicks game.’… They had tickets, but they said they didn’t have no tickets for me.

I went from just a regular nappy-headed kid in poverty to Amar’e Stoudemire, New York Knicks captain superstar. But there’s a lot in between that allowed me to get from point A to point B.

I had a vision of how basketball should be played. And the vision was the Knicks teams that won the championship in 1970 and 1973. I wanted a team that emphasized defense. I wanted a team that on offense had a system where players moved off the ball, and the ball moved.

I have worked out with the Thunder, Lakers, Knicks, Grizzlies, Spurs, and a few others before the draft. I have worked out primarily against shorter and supposedly faster players in these workouts.

The reality is, I don’t care about the Knicks’ feelings.

I know what New York is like when the Knicks are successful and there is nothing comparable.

I’ve been hearing it for years now, the Knicks. Every time I come home, it’s, ‘When are you coming home to the Knicks?’

As a kid, New York was in my blood, and that was it. I got a chance to play for the Knicks, so it was cool, but it was towards the end of my career.

From the outside looking in, I would say the franchise that has had the most stories that are unrelated to basketball are the Knicks.

My first memory of the Garden, it’s probably like any other kid in New York: it’s either watching the Knicks win the championship or Muhammed Ali against Joe Frazier.

I don’t rate Heat fans like I rate Knicks fans. We are true basketball fans. No matter what – rain, sleet or snow, or even if we don’t make it to the playoffs for 10 years – the Garden stands are still full.

Anybody that we can get here or would be interested, I’d be willing to talk to, to try to make them come to the Knicks. I think we are one of the best franchises ever. Everybody wants to play here.

I quit the Knicks, so I know what quitting is. I did. I quit. And it’s something I regret to this day. I live with it every day, and I regret it. And I let my emotions come into it. And I was just emotionally spent. I made a bad decision, and I quit.

I’m a recovering jersey wearer who can’t bear to get rid of the blaze-orange Knicks warmup top that makes me look like James Carville on a highway repair crew.

I was known for a lot of dunks, but my first big dunk really came here in New York. I had some others back then, but my first major dunk came against the Knicks and Kenny ‘SkyWalker. So, you know, New York has a lot of meaning to me.

I was late to the Knicks. My dad was a big fan. But I first started watching baseball; I became a Red Sox fan. My dad was a Mets fan. I wanted to have my own team and league.

Of course, I’ve been a Knicks fan growing up, always rooted for the home team. But I really can’t see myself in a Knicks jersey – only because I’ve been in one jersey.

I want to thank all the fans for their support over the years. Keep supporting the Knicks, we’re moving in the right direction here and we will be exciting to watch and competing against the best in the NBA. Come back to the Garden for those exciting games.

John Starks
I interned for the Knicks for one year doing community relations, but I absolutely hated it. It was a desk job, and the team was not good at all, and I didn’t realize how much that correlated to the office. It was just gray, gloomy days.

Ramon Rodriguez
I was invited to play with the New York Knicks. I was never drafted, but I was invited to the rookie camp.

If Tim Duncan had ‘Knicks’ on his jersey, he’d be a god. He’d be more than Patrick Ewing. With four championships and two MVPs, I think people realize he’s one of the best ever, but if he played in New York, he’d be way more famous.

Tony Parker
I want to stay with the Knicks. They have great fans, team, organization, people. I would love to stay here.

Sometimes the Knicks just need to be the Knicks. And not the New York Knicks. What I mean by that is that they’re New York’s team and everybody is going to be focused on that. But they should learn to pace themselves, set goals and be patient with what they’re doing.

When I got to the NBA, that first Knicks group was pretty dysfunctional. But it was on me, too. I didn’t understand the game as much as I should have. I should have watched more film. Instead of thinking of the team, I was thinking about me. That Knicks team went 23-59.

You know the Knicks, they weren’t a good team, obviously, when I got here and I just kinda wanted to be a part of rebuilding, establishing the culture here.

The year after Russell retired, in the famous seventh game of the NBA Finals at Madison Square Garden, Willis Reed, the New York Knicks center, limped onto the court against the Los Angeles Lakers, inspiring his team and freezing Chamberlain into a benign perplexity.

The Knicks were one of my favorite places to play – just the energy of the New York fans in general is amazing.

All of those things had been talked about, suggested, rumored, as a manager and as a member of the Knicks organization, I couldn’t allow myself to think that way or believe that.

I still want to see the Knicks do well; I do. I promise I do. That’s my team. After all the stuff that happened, people say to me, ‘You still like the Knicks?’ Well, that’s just the way it is. That’s what happens when you’re a kid. Your team is your team, and everything is die-hard.

I think any time you have Phil Jackson involved in any organization, you’re going to definitely look at it, and it’s definitely intriguing. The Knicks are definitely a place where anybody would like to go.

I’m not happier because I’m starting on the Knicks. I could be starting, I could be coming off of the bench, and I’d be the same way.

Everybody knows how much I disliked the Knicks when I was with the Celtics, but I think it’s grown to another level.

I knew there were going to be boos if the Knicks drafted me. That’s how New York fans are.

I’m a big Knicks fan, and I will tell a professional basketball player that they suck because they didn’t do what I wanted them to do.

I knew what the story behindDreams‘ was. It was about Stevie Knicks’ relationship. But when I sing it, it’s about sharing some sage advice with somebody.