The Knicks Surprised A U.S. Army Veteran With A Service Dog, And His Reaction Was Perfect

The New York Knicks and Brooklyn Nets are locked in an early battle to see which team can be the Big Apple’s most disappointing basketball franchise. On Wednesday night, the struggling Knicks, with their inability to handle the Zen Master’s triangle scheme, proved that they’re not as bad as the Nets in a 110-96 win at Madison Square Garden. Carmelo Anthony led the way for the Knicks with 22 points and everyone’s favorite lanky Latvian, Kristaps Porziņģis, chipped in with 21 points.

The Knicks improved to 3-4 and the Nets dropped to 3-5, but you shouldn’t care about that because you should already be watching the wonderful video above.

At halftime, the Knicks welcomed and honored U.S. Army veteran and Sergeant 1st Class Luciano Yulfo, who served the country for 36 years. Yuffo was injured in Afghanistan in July of 2014 and he eventually retired earlier this year. He has also been on the service dog waiting list for 18 months, and so the Knicks, along with Paws of War, surprised him with his new pal Murphy. Murphy is a very, very, very, very, very, very, very, good dog.

On a scale from 1 to 10, with 1 being stuffy indifference and 10 being OMG DOGGY!, Yulfo’s response was a perfect 200.