Richard Schiff from the hit TV show West Wing shared a memory of filming a basketball scene with Knicks head-coach candidate, Juwan Howard. Before shooting the scene, he had the opportunity to play 3-on-3 with Howard for hours, and he didn’t back down, to the point he tweaked his knee.
Schiff, who attended City College of New York, is a Knicks fan and heard this story later.
“A couple months later, I met a veteran we hired as an extra and he had a story for me. He said he was sitting next to Juwan the day we played. Juwan told him to watch me and said, “that guy’s New York! Watch him!” I thought, that’s the greatest compliment I’ve ever gotten.”