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David Lee is still the best citizen in the Knicks organization

Jul 20, 2010, 10:17 AM EDT

nba_lee_250.jpgDavid Lee isn’t even a Knick anymore and he is still the best representative of that organization. Which says plenty.

A story in the New York Times explains how Lee was the only Knick — or former Knick, in this case — to attend the funeral for Scott Jaffer, a longtime N.B.A. security official who worked at Madison Square Garden. Jaffer dealt with security issues around the Knicks.

No representative of the Knicks ownership or front office. No other players. Plenty of people were in Las Vegas at the time for Summer League, but nobody could make it. Just Lee, sitting quietly in the back, having come without being asked.

That’s the kind of guy the Warriors are getting.

The Knicks needed to make a splash. Amare Stoudemire is an explosive and flashy player. Lee is not flashy. But Lee was a guy who played his old-school game hard and represented the organization well. He cared about its history. He did the little things on and off the court.

But that was not the future. Well, it’s not the future in New York, it is in Golden State. And they are going to like it in the Bay Area.

  1. dylan - Jul 20, 2010 at 10:38 AM

    it’s hard not to like Lee.. He may not always be great for you in the fourth quarter, but he’s a solid person and player.

  2. Cap - Jul 20, 2010 at 10:50 AM

    Lee has always been a class act. I’m sorry to see him go.

  3. hnirobert - Jul 20, 2010 at 11:01 AM

    was Amar’e’s posse there?

  4. terry - Jul 20, 2010 at 11:31 AM

    One thing you can’t buy is class. You either have it or you don’t. Judging from this story Lee has it. The nix don’t seem to have it either as individuals or as an organization, and so their continuing to screw up will continue to make me happy.

  5. Dustin - Jul 20, 2010 at 11:38 AM

    Here’s to hoping David Lee keeps improving and becomes an even more dominant player in the NBA

  6. dustin's in lee's ass - Jul 20, 2010 at 12:01 PM

    hey Dustin take his penis out your mouth ..he wont be that dominant with you sucking him off

  7. eldee - Jul 20, 2010 at 2:28 PM

    Classy hardnosed guy! I wish you well with the Warriors!
    Died – hard knick fan….(so far?!?)

  8. Taterwheel - Jul 20, 2010 at 4:45 PM

    Really, that’s what you got? What are you 12 years old and just found out about oral sex so now you have another topic to talk about than just farts? Please grow up.

  9. gerry - Jul 21, 2010 at 6:17 AM

    Amar’e + Anthony Randolph + Ronny Turiaf + Kelenna Azubuike >>>> David Lee + David Lee’s class

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