- Chris Broussard, NBA analyst
This story appears in the Feb. 21 issue of ESPN The Magazine.
ON A MID-JANUARY AFTERNOON, superfan Spike Lee sits courtside at Madison Square Garden, an orange and blue No. 6 jersey nearly swallowing his torso. "He reminds me of those Knicks from the '70s who introduced me to basketball," Lee says as Landry Fields, the player who has made that uni number hot, gets ready for the day's game.
Don't kick yourself for asking, "Landry who?"
New York is blessed with a lot of young talent for the first time in a while. But the surprise for the Knicks is where one of the young stars came from. Landry Fields was a second-round afterthought, and now they're already buying his jersey.