Former New York Knicks basketball player Willis Reed; Hank Ratner, president and CEO of The Madison Square Garden Company; Governor of New York Andrew Cuomo; Jim Dolan, president and CEO of Cablevision Systems Corporation and executive chairman of The Madison Square Garden Company; and former New York Rangers hockey player Mark Messier cut a ribbon at a press conference announcing the completion of three-year, $1 Billion dollar face lift to Madison Square Garden on October 24, 2013 in New York City.
It was a big dream. [Messi] is probably the best athlete out there, so it's a big honor, for [Kuznetzov] as well. It's maybe a once in a lifetime opportunity to meet the best player in soccer right now. I'm a big Barcelona fan and Messi fan, so it's huge. You can take [Michael] Jordan, [Mark] Messier, [Wayne] Gretzky, those kinds of [people]. It's an honor to meet. It's nice to be in that position.
— Washington Capitals forward Alex Ovechkin told told Monumental Network after meeting soccer star Lionel Messi prior to Argentina's practice at Fed Ex Field in Landover, Md. on Friday