Pride night had special meaning for Knicks’ Reggie Bullock

Reggie Bullock is itching to get back in the Knicks’ lineup Saturday against the 76ers, but basketball wasn’t the only reason the veteran swingman was saddened about missing the team’s loss to the Suns on Thursday night.

The Knicks held Pride Night at the Garden, and Bullock — who sat out with a neck issue — has been a leading NBA activist for the LGBTQ community since Mia Henderson, his transgender sister, was killed in 2014. Another sister, Keiosha Moore, was shot to death in October in Baltimore.

“It was definitely tough to have to sit out, but obviously it’s a night that means something. It means so much to my family and to me,” Bullock said Friday. “It was a great night. I saw all the groups that were there, they brought some kids out, we made some T-shirts. It was a great night overall.

“All I wish is that my sister was there and to be able to see the night’s that’s been going on in the league. I know she’s proud of me, looking down on me. That’s all I can really do is continue voicing my opinion and standing up and bringing awareness to it and just keep living within her name.”

Bullock spoke to LGBTQ youth last week at the Hetrick-Martin Institute in the East Village, and he helped design T-shirts that members of various participating organizations wore at Thursday’s game.

“Going to talk to Hetrick-Martin, and I’m gonna go talk to different organizations within the LGBTQ community, I definitely feel like every time I bring up her name, bring up her story, I get chills,” Bullock said of his sister Mia. “I feel her presence and I know she’s living within me. I just have to continue doing my part, keep using my platform and just keep pushing.”


Bullock added that sitting out Thursday’s game was “just precautionary” after he had missed the first 10 weeks of the season following spinal fusion surgery in July.

“Having a neck injury like I had, for sure, definitely keep maintenance, get massages, heat, everything that I need to do strength-wise, shoulders, massages, everything I need to do,” Bullock said. “The medical staff here is doing a great job of watching how much I do in practice and watching how much stuff I get done to my neck and be able to have me ready for the game, but I feel great and I should be there [Saturday].”

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