New York's shooting better than 40 percent from beyond the arch. Carmelo Anthony's did better November numbers than Twilight: Breaking Dawn and, presumably, things will only get better when Amar'e Stoudemire returns to the lineup. The Knickerbockers are tied for the Atlantic division lead with the Nets and are the third-seed in the East. The last time the Knicks looked this good to start a season, Al Gore was disputing election results in Florida. 

Before Spike Lee clears his calendar for May, he should note that the Knicks have won exactly one playoff game in the last decade. When it comes to postseason pedigree over the last 20 years, it's a franchise that looks way up to the Milwaukee Bucks. The plot line for New York is always of a team that's on the verge and until they win something (anything!), they're still the fucking Knicks. But—damn—things look good right now.