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The story of how Marshall Plumlee made his Knicks debut will make you laugh

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Miles and Mason Plumlee are both established NBA players at this point, but their 24-year-old brother Marshall made his league debut last night for the New York Knicks in the most unusual of circumstances.

Plumlee was in White Plains, N.Y., where the Big Apple franchise's D-League affiliate Westchester Knicks play, when he received a call at around 10am.

The Knicks needed the big man for their game with the Atlanta Hawks after starting center Joakim Noah was struck down with illness on the morning of the game.

With a noon tipoff, Plumlee did not have a lot of time.

After attempting to catch a train to Madison Square Garden, the pivot is said to have missed it and hailed a cab instead.

It should have been a 10-minute drive from the train station to MSG, but, according to Dan Gartland of Sports Illustrated, he was still so crunched for time that he paid the driver to run a red light.

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When the cab got stuck in traffic, as Marshall will learn is often the case in New York, the former Duke star decided to just get out and run the rest of the way.

After sprinting to his first ever NBA game, Plumlee played for just five minutes, he made one foul and collected one rebound. But, he will always remember it, even if nobody else does.

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