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.
GREENBURGH, N.Y. — Comedian Tracy Morgan was in fine form at Knicks practice Saturday, essentially guaranteeing a Knicks championship this year because he’s bringing “Trasanity” to the team.
“I think that we’re going to win a championship,” Morgan told reporters. “We’re the New York Knicks. We play hard, we play long and we play good.
“Anybody wanna make a bet on that? I’ll bet my contract, two-dollar contract.”
Knicks forward Carmelo Anthony played around with Morgan on the court and said it brightened his day.
“It’s just fun, man,” Anthony said. “Tracy is a guy who’s a long-time New York Knicks fan. For him to just come up here to our practice facility after a practice and bring some laughs up here, some funny jokes, just being himself, you could always use that.”
Some other solid one-liners from the “30 Rock” star:
**”We’re ready for the push. You know, Trasanity is coming to New York. I’m running the point, we’re feeling good out there. We’re moving the ball around and spreading the court.”
**”We’re not worried about Derrick [Rose]. We got Trasanity. He’s a phenomenon. I’m a phenomenon. Everybody knows I make a lot of noise on the top court when I shoot. All that stuff is going to scare everybody. And I just don’t think Derrick Rose can match up with me.”
“I made the announcement, I decided to bring my talents to New York. I played with the Hackensack Kangaroos for 20 seasons and I made the announcement on ESPN last night. Ya’ll didn’t see it? It came on at 6 o’clock in the morning right after the commemorative coin commercial, Time Life presents.”
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.