Tracy Morgan got one helluva of a "welcome back" moment at the Knicks game Sunday -- getting huge props from Kobe and Magic ... and the GAME BALL from the Knicks!!
Morgan sat courtside as the Knicks beat up on the Lakers -- the first time he returned to Madison Square Garden for an NBA game since he was badly injured in a 2014 car accident.
And Tracy got the rock star treatment in his return, with both players and celeb fans like Spike Lee going up to him to welcome him back. After the game, he was proudly holding on to the game ball.