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Saturday, December 20, 2014

10 Greatest Knick All-Star Moments: #10

As you may know, on Sunday February 20th Amar’e Stoudemire will become the first Knick to start in the NBA All-Star Game since Patrick Ewing did so in 1992. In honor of this momentous occasion, I decided to take a look back at the ten greatest moments in Knicks All-Star history, including a couple great moments from the larger All-Star Weekend. Some of these come from the recent past, while others date back to a time before I, and perhaps some of you, were alive. What all these moments have in common is that they show that Knicks players know how to step up for the Midseason Classic.

10. Richie Guerin Serves as Wilt’s Lieutenant (1962)

Although his East teammate Wilt Chamberlain stole the show in the 1962 game by scoring 42 points and grabbing 24 rebounds, Knicks guard Richie Guerin had an impressive showing as the squad’s second fiddle, dropping 23 points on 10-for-17 shooting in 27 minutes. This was the fifth of six All-Star appearances for Guerin, a Bronx native and fan favorite, and though he and Chamberlain made for an impressive duo, they couldn’t match a powerful West team led by Oscar Robertson, Bob Pettit, and Elgin Baylor. The East fell 150-130.

6 comments on “10 Greatest Knick All-Star Moments: #10

  1. Thomas B.

    Wow! That newsreel style video clip is awesome. Great find. I like this far better than the way highlights are done today with the silly music and the dumb pop culture references.

  2. Mike Kurylo

    Thomas B.: Wow! That newsreel style video clip is awesome. Great find.I like this far better than the way highlights are done today with the silly music and the dumb pop culture references.  

    I’ll make sure that the next Some Plays Count are in this format. Anyone know where I can get that background song? I’ll probably have to talk into a cup, or maybe record it over the phone to get the audio right.

  3. taggart4800

    How would the propsed deal for Przybilla work? He makes $7mill and Randolph makes $2mill. Surely the deal would have to be more elaborate or just simply for a first.

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