Knicks a team of stars and ... pinstripes?

"We want Paul!" chant is further evidence of Yankee-fication of NYC's NBA franchise

Updated: March 3, 2011, 8:30 AM ET
By Johnette Howard | ESPNNewYork.com

It was perfect that New Orleans Hornets point guard Chris Paul pulled into New York on Wednesday night, just nine days after the Knicks finally finished the trade for his pal, Carmelo Anthony.

Once Paul nominated himself and Anthony for the Knicks' shopping list last summer with his much-ballyhooed toast at Anthony's wedding about joining Amare Stoudemire some day, Paul has had as much to do with the Yankee-fication of the Knicks now as anyone. So he deserved a firsthand look at what ...

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