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.
9. Patrick Ewing Throws a Block Party (1990)
In an All-Star Game filled with legends–Jordan, Isiah, Bird, Barkley, Magic, and Hakeem, just to name a few–Ewing managed to stand out as a defensive presence for the East, racking up five assertive blocks to go along with his 12 points and ten rebounds. Although Olajuwon would go on to taste greater glory when the Rockets defeated the Knicks in the 1994 Finals, for this one marvelous evening, Patrick made it known that he–not Hakeem or David Robinson–was the most dominant big man on the court. Check out a very no-nonsense rejection of Robinson at 7:18 in the above video, which features plenty of other amazing plays from a very entertaining game.