Adam Zagoria covers basketball at all levels. He is the author of two books and an award-winning journalist whose articles have appeared in ESPN The Magazine, SLAM, Sheridan Hoops, Sports Illustrated, Basketball Times and in newspapers nationwide.
NEW YORK — The Knicks trotted out all the bells and whistles for Amar’e Stoudemire’s Madison Square Garden debut.
Boxing ring announcer Michael Buffer introduced the players as the “new” New York Knicks before their home opener against the Portland Trail Blazers.
Spike Lee, Woody Allen, Michael J. Fox and Russell Simmons were all in the house to watch Stoudemire, who signed a five-year, $100-million deal in the offseason and promised the crowd a new era of Knicks basketball.
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**Here’s my Blazers-Knicks notebook from NBA.com.
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Adam Zagoria is a Basketball Insider who covers basketball at all levels. A contributor to The New York Times and SportsNet New York (SNY), he is also the author of two books and is an award-winning journalist and filmmaker. His articles have appeared in ESPN The Magazine, SLAM, Sheridan Hoops, Basketball Times and in newspapers nationwide. He also won an Emmy award for his work on the SNY mini-documentary on Syracuse guard Tyus Battle.
A veteran Ultimate Frisbee player, he has competed in numerous National and World Championships and, perhaps more importantly, his teams won the Westchester Summer League (WSL) championships in 2011 and 2013.
He lives in Manhattan with his wife and children.