JULY 9 LOCKER BUDDIES Mikal Bridges just had his introductory press conference and took a tour of the New York Knicks' locker room.

The team posted the video of their new star touring their locker room on social media, and Josh Hart responded to the post. The veteran forward requested that the Knicks "DO NOT put his locker next to mine."

Watch the video and read the original post here.

JULY 9 DO THE RIGHT THING LIKE SPIKE LEE Mikal Bridges played his introductory press conference smoothly. He mentioned the fans, name-dropped St. Johns University in addition to the Big East tournament. But most importantly, he acknowledged the presence of New York Knicks superfan Spike Lee.

"I'm excited to play at MSG, excited to see my guy Spike Lee courtside," Bridges said to the media.

Bridges doesn't have a signature Madison Square Garden moment yet. But he'll have plenty of opportunities to make on-court movies for the legendary director as the Knicks seek championship success for the 2024-2025 season. 

JULY 8 TOMORROW MAKES IT OFFICIAL FOR MIKAL BRIDGES The New York Knicks will hold a press conference for Mikal Bridges tomorrow. The press conference will act as an introductory moment for Bridges, who is coming from the Brooklyn Nets to Madison Square Garden.

The press conference will start at 11 AM Eastern Time, and will air on MSG+.

JULY 8 MELO MONDAY Carmelo Anthony is revered in New York despite a few moments of playoff success. The fact that he chose the New York Knicks over better teams magnifies the love from the Madison Square Garden crowd. It also helped that he was born in Brooklyn. However, NBA TV's Steve Smith felt it necessary to make quite the claim.

“When we look back 20 years from now, we’ll say, "We didn’t appreciate Carmelo Anthony enough,'" Smith said.

Anthony is one of the best scorers of all time. He played mainly from mid-range, but he also grew as a three-point shooter in later years. The Brooklyn native ranks ninth all-time in points scored during his 19-year NBA career.

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