NEW YORK (AP) - There was an old-school vibe at Madison Square Garden on Thursday night.
“There’s an energy here. It’s getting back to the way it was,” Grandmaster Flash said. “It’s exciting. This team, as a collective, has a chance to be good.”
In an age of iPod mashups, the 53-year-old Grandmaster Flash still was spinning vinyl _ the record players hooked into a laptop, of course _ from his booth off a corner of the court during the pregame, timeouts and at halftime.
The DJ from the Bronx, who is one of the inventors of hip-hop, played for a star-studded crowd that included Kanye West, Q-Tip and Fat Joe.
Before the game, Amare Stoudemire was voted an All-Star starter, the first Knicks player to earn the honor since Ewing in 1997. Behind Stoudemire, the Knicks are 23-21, second in the Atlantic Division.