Advertisement

 NEW YORK (AP) -The New York Knicks rewarded fans who stuck it out until the end of a miserable season with a feast.
The Knicks gave away free food and nonalcoholic beverages during their season finale against the Boston Celtics on Monday night, their way of thanking the fans who helped them sell out more than half of their home games.
Madison Square Garden announced its 21st sellout in 41 home games, even though the Knicks came into the game with a 23-57 record. The building played to 96 percent capacity for the season.
Howard Jacobs, senior vice president of marketing for MSG's sports teams, said the giveaway was ``just to say thank you for their passion all season along.''
The Garden began giving the food away an hour before the 7:30 p.m. game, with additional concession staff hired to bring food around the arena so fans wouldn't have to wait on lines.
Madison Square Garden officials wouldn't comment on what their expense would be. A jumbo hot dog costs $5, a bottle of water $4.25 and a box of Cracker Jacks goes for $5.
``We've got nearly 20,000 people here tonight and there's going to be a cost involved, but it's a cost we're willing to bear,'' Jacobs said. ``We think it's appropriate to thank our fans for a lot of loyalty they've shown us this year.''
Advertisement

Top NBA Public Bets

NBA Top Stories

Thumbnail Tim Duncan retires The San Antonio Spurs lost their franchise player on Monday, as Tim Duncan elected to retire after an amazing 19-year...
Thumbnail Rockets give Harden an extension The Houston Rockets locked up their star player for years to come, announcing an extension with James Harden on...
Thumbnail OKC's title odds plummet without Durant Following the announcement that Kevin Durant will be signing with the Golden State Warriors, the Oklahoma City Thunder's NBA title...
Thumbnail Durant heading to Golden State The shoe finally dropped in the Kevin Durant sweepstakes, as he has elected to sign with the Golden State Warriors for next...
Thumbnail Warriors now 2/3 to win title with Durant The Golden State Warriors were already favored to win the 2017 NBA Finals championship, but their odds improved even more after...
More inNBA Articles  

NBA Team Pages