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Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Royalty meets up with USRT as they invade NYC to see the Knicks at Transformed Madison Square Garden!

Andrew Kulyk, me, the King & Peter Farrell at MSG 
After I returned the car I rented for the day from Avis Sunday morning, I took public transportation to midtown Manhattan & Madison Square Garden where I met up with the King and our fellow roadtripping buddies from Buffalo, Andrew Kulyk & Peter Farrell aka USRT who were visiting NYC. They decided when the NBA schedule came out back in late July, that Sunday January 13th would be the day they returned to NYC to see some NBA basketball.

The Knicks were hosting the New Orleans Hornets at Noon and the Brooklyn Nets were playing the Indiana Pacers at the Barclays Center at 6PM.

With that being said, I arranged to accommodate these guys so their latest visit would be as painless as possible. As it turned out, it was.

These guys have seen the Knicks play nine times together over the years and quite amazingly their record was 0-9 in those games. As this day got closer, I was hoping that the Knicks would find a way to win for these guys.

With that being said, all good things and in this case bad things have to come to an end I said to myself. Please let this be that day.

Before the game even started, these guys were raving about the transformation of the World's Most Famous Arena which is done with phase two now. There is still one more phase to go. That will occur after the basketball season is over.

As for the game we saw, the Knicks fell behind early, 29-22 after the first quarter. In the second quarter, the Knicks roared back as they out scored the Hornets, 27-12 to take a 49-41 lead at halftime. In the third quarter, the Hornets sliced into the deficit as they trailed by only five, 71-66. In the fourth quarter, the Knicks pulled away as they went on to defeat the Hornets by a score of 100-87.

With that being said, the USRT curse was lifted. These guys finally saw the Knicks win a game together. The King & I were so happy for them.

After the game, we all went on the subway to go to Brooklyn. On the way there, we got off the Q train we were on at DeKalb Avenue which is one stop from the Barclays Center. It should be noted it's also a ten minute walk from there as well.

The main reason we got off there was because we went to have dinner at a Brooklyn institution. I'm referring to Junior's Restaurant. Stay tuned for the special post I'm going to do about that.

In addition, I'm going to write a special post about the USRT's official visit to the Barlclays Center.

Please stay tuned for all the details.

Thank you for reading and following along.

Yours truly,

Gary Herman

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