3 Reasons why The Knicks are built for the playoffs

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Knicks: There’s no place like Madison Square Garden

My last and arguably best reason why I think the Knicks are built for the playoffs is every single one of YOU reading this. Knicks fans are the best fans in the world and although Madison Square Garden can’t be at capacity, fans are still very much making themselves heard.

Whether it is Julius Randle receiving MVP chants at the free-throw line, the crowd roaring when RJ Barrett hits those corner three-pointers, or the wonderful boos Kristaps Porzingis gets when he returns to MSG, Knicks fans are passionate and LOUD.

Julius Randle has talked about it time and time again about the fans and how much of an impact they make on a nightly basis. Just imagine how we would be when there is a playoff series on the line…. chills.

One of the most asked questions when it comes to my sports fandom is, why are you a Knicks fan? And to that, I almost struggle to answer, but it’s something about the loyalty, MSG itself, and the excitement the city of New York gets whenever something positive happens with the Knicks.

The Knicks have been SO incompetent for SO long that each year of disappointment has almost made it that much sweeter for when we are actually relevant and respected around the league.

I personally have not felt this happy with the Knickerbockers since 2012 and even if you haven’t been to MSG this year, you still hear how ecstatic and excited the fans are on TV.

The Knicks have a 17-10 record at home so far, so it is clear where they prefer to play, which may sound normal to other franchises, but not us. The Knicks have done a lousy job at protecting home court over the past, I don’t know, 20 years….

But it feels like the team finally understands how much of an honor it is to play at basketball’s biggest stage and how important it is to make the opposition not want to come to New York.

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