New York's Amare Stoudemire laments lack of urgency

New team leader

New York's Amare Stoudemire, telling teammates how they did it in Phoenix:

"We don't have that sense of urgency. It's almost as if it doesn't matter. That's something I'm not used to. I try to instill the fact that we have to play with sense of urgency."

Knick tradition

Pete Vecsey of the New York Post, on canceling a game against Orlando after debris containing asbestos fell in Madison Square Garden:

"... After the success of Asbestos Night vs. the Magic, the Knicks have designated Dec. 15 vs. Boston as Mold Night and Dec. 17 [vs. Miami] as Lead Night."

One too many rule changes

Comedy Central's Stephen Colbert, on Commissioner David Stern's harsh assessment of his own game:

"Unfortunately, the NBA banned flubber in the 1960s."

Give thanks for other channels

ESPN's Jeff Van Gundy, on their Washington-Atlanta, Sacramento-Clippers doubleheader on Thanksgiving:

"Can we do a redo on those Thanksgiving games? Clippers? Kings? Wizards? The combined records don't match the Hawks."

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