œI think New York fans have finally been able to associate themselves with me in the sense that they understand that I am a blue-collar guy, James said at the Knicks™ practice Friday. œI™ve been one my whole career, that I desperately want to go out, compete and bring wins to this organization. But I™m not a victim. I wouldn™t say it™s unfair. It™s a blessing to be doing this for a living.” – Jerome James, as quoted by the New York Times’ Jonathan Abrams, January 10, 2009