Given the New York Knicks have lost 3 in a row — including last night’s 108-101 defeat to Chicago at MSG  —- you’d hope SF Steve Novak would have the presence of mind to ignore journalists when they bait him about something as trivial as a celebration gesture that isn’t even his own creation.  Not as much as you’d hope I wouldn’t have to repeat the story, however.  From the New York Daily News’ Frank Isola :

Steve Novak didn’t appreciate Nate Robinson mocking him and the Knicks by copying Novak’s signature “discount double check” sign after making two shots in the first half.

Novak occasionally makes the sign after hitting a three-pointer. He does it in honor of Aaron Rogers and his hometown Green Bay Packers.

“It warms my heart, it really does,” Novak said of the former Knick. “The best part about doing the belt is hearing the stories of all the little kids around the world that hit a 3-pointer and do the belt. You know, one day when little Nathan grows up, I hope that his dreams come true and he can be just like me .”