It turns out Jeremy Lin isn’t the only scrub that Knicks coach Mike D’antoni found sitting on the end of the bench that has now become a fan-favourite. Thanks to his high-school-teacher looks, a deadly three-point shot, and a celebration borrowed from a Super Bowl champion, Steve Novak is New York’s other toast of the town.
In the first 12 games of the season, Novak averaged just 2.8 shots and 3.4 points per game. But then, on February 6, the same night Lin made his first start for the Knicks, Novak poured in 19 points. And since then, he has averaged 8.9 shots and 12.7 points per game.
But what really gets the fans excited is when the Wisconsin native drains a long 3-pointer at a big spot in the game and unleashes his “Discount Double-Check” celebration, the same move used by Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers.
Here is the move that causes the Garden to erupt…
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