In celebration of Black History Month, Verizon Wireless and the New York Knicks are teaming up to host a text chat with former Knicks great John Starks.

As an added bonus, everyone who joins the chat has a chance to win 2 Knicks tickets and a meet and greet with John Starks.

The moderated text chat is open to all fans with cell phones. Verizon Wireless customers can join the chat with John Starks by sending the text message Å’CHAT’ to 2245. Everyone else can join by calling 800.881.5145. After you register you can send your questions to John Starks through your cell phone.

John Starks was one of the most popular, tenacious and electrifying players in Knicks history. During his eight-year career in New York (1990-98), Starks’ all-out style of play stamped his as a Garden favorite, the heart and soul of a Knicks team that became one of the NBA’s elite squads of the decade. John Starks currently works for the Knicks as an Alumni and Fan Development Advisor.

Sample question for Mr. Starks :


(John welcomes all sorts of questions. Except that one.)

2nd prize, by the way, is tickets to 2 Knicks games and a tour of Greg Butler’s old apartment.