NEW YORK (FOX 5 NY) - The reaction was as good as any game winner. Knicks center Joakim Noah gave the surprise of a lifetime to the Quintana family by hand-delivering the lifetime Knicks fans their season tickets.
Linda Quintana keeps the tickets in memory of her husband, Michael, who passed away suddenly two years ago. To the family, the games together are irreplaceable.
Thursday, the 9-year NBA veteran spent time with the family, offering up both basketball and life advice. And after an assist like that, it looks like every one now has a new favorite Knick to cheer for.
Joakim's day in the community didn't stop here. After he delivered the season tickets, he headed to a park in Harlem where he surprised dozens of kids by giving away Knicks tickets and merchandise.