NEW YORK, NY – OCTOBER 10: Andrew Nicholson #44 of the Washington Wizards passes the ball as he is defended by Marshall Plumlee #40 of the New York Knicks in the second half of the preseason game at Madison Square Garden on October 10, 2016 in New York City. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Michael Reaves/Getty Images)

Marshall Plumlee wasn’t going to let a red light prevent him from making his NBA debut on Sunday.

With Joakim Noah out sick, New York needed Plumlee. The New York Knicks rookie was called up from the D-League only a few hours before the team’s afternoon matchup against the Atlanta Hawks. With little time to spare, Plumlee paid a New York cabbie $60 to run through a red light in order to make it to Madison Square Garden on time.

Running through the red light ultimately didn’t help the 24-year-old make it before tipoff.

Plumlee’s rush to MSG proved to be worth it, however, as the seven-footer made his NBA debut in a 104-94 win over the Hawks. Plumlee played five minutes, registering a single rebound. His debut won’t go down as one of the most memorable in Knicks history, but the fact Plumlee was able to play after getting called-up on such short notice is an amazing story in itself.

Hopefully, the next time the Knicks call Plumlee up from the D-League, there will be plenty of time for him to get to the arena. That way, he’ll save $60 and put himself in a much safer position.

[Larry Brown Sports]

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