For Thomas, the Knicks are his fifth team in five years. His ultimate goal? To play for every NBA team Larry Brown has ever coached.
For Thomas and Camby, this is their second stint in New York. In fact, they've been around so long, Thomas and Camby played for the Knicks the last time they made the NBA Finals - in the 20th century!
Kidd has played so many NBA minutes, he's not only a lifetime Hilton Honors member, he's also qualified for free legal services from Rubenstein & Rynecki.
Wallace was out of the league for two years, then didn't even play a minute of the exhibition season before suiting up for the Knicks. Since last playing in 2010, he worked out at the YMCA and added seven tattoos.
And how do you find an NBA rookie at 35? Prigioni is a longtime Argentine league pro, and, well, Ellis Island has been backed up with visa applications since 1907, so it took a while for the point guard to find his way to America.
This remarkable, 35-is-the-new-25 Knicks makeover started with one stupefying roster move: The decision not to re-sign meteor-like Jeremy Lin.
How do you not gamble on that international marketing sensation?
If I'm the Knicks, I re-up Lin as my No. 1 attraction and reject Spike Lee as my No. 1 season-ticket holder. Then again, Jeremy's only 24 years old and Spike's more the Knicks' speed these days: 55.
Ask The Slouch
Q. Why did you single out USC last week as an NCAA violator and ignore the University of Miami? (Robert Blair; Albany, N.Y.)
A. Because "The U" is not a great academic center, it's just a decades-long hornets' nest of nefarious athletic impropriety thinly disguised as an institution of higher learning.
Q. NFL quarterbacks spike the ball to stop the clock. In poker, have you ever spiked a chip to stop the hand? (Joe Totoraitis; Brookfield, Wis.)
A. Good notion, but they tell you never to waste your last chip.
Q. You're an L.A. guy - exactly how hard is it to learn the triangle offense? (David Leonard; Arlington, Va.)
A. Actually, it's a whole lot easier than learning the parabolic curve offense.
Q. If a tree falls in an Indianapolis forest, does Erik Spoelstra complain that it flopped? (Eddie Vidmar; Cleveland)
A. Pay the man, Shirley.
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