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Monthly Archives: December 2010

Top 25 Favorite Knicks of the Modern Era: #14-13

We continue our look at who you voted for as your top 25 favorite Knicks of the Modern Era (1979-present, also known as the “Three-Point Era,” as that is when the three-pointer was adopted by the NBA)! Every weekday we will reveal two more Knicks until we reach #1! Click here for a master list of all Knicks revealed so far! Enjoy!

Hahn Moves Off ‘Melo

Being the parent of two children under 5, I know what it’s like to have someone fixated on an object of desire. From an adult’s perspective it’s amazing how children can break social norms when they’re obsessing. Whether it’s wanting to hear that song for the 12th time in a row, saying your name for the 30th straight time, or asking for something you just said no to, kids take infatuation to a whole other level. Being a Knick fan, it’s hard not to notice the similarities between children and sports fans. New York has been engrossed in getting Carmelo …continue reading

Top 25 Favorite Knicks of the Modern Era: #16-15

We continue our look at who you voted for as your top 25 favorite Knicks of the Modern Era (1979-present, also known as the “Three-Point Era,” as that is when the three-pointer was adopted by the NBA)! Every weekday we will reveal two more Knicks until we reach #1! Click here for a master list of all Knicks revealed so far! Enjoy!

Unsung Knick History – How the Pacers Helped the Knicks Get a Pearl

This is the sixteenth in a series (of indefinite length and regularity) of examinations into different games, events and decisions that impacted Knicks history in some way, shape or form. Stories that are not as famous as, say, “The Dunk” or Willis Reed playing Game 7, but still have a place in Knicks history, especially for die-hard fans. Here is an archive of all the stories featured so far.

On November 10, 1971, the New York Knicks acquired All-Star shooting guard Earl “The Pearl” Monroe from the Baltimore Bullets in exchange for guard/forward Mike Riordan, center/forward Dave Stallworth and cash. The trade helped propel the Knicks (now with a Hall of Fame backcourt of Monroe and Walt “Clyde” Frazier) to a second NBA championship in the 1972-73 season. However, it is interesting to note that when the trade is discussed nowadays it is typically within the context of either

A. Discussing how Monroe and Frazier proved critics of the trade wrong (the criticism being that both Frazier and Monroe needed to have the ball to succeed – I must have read/heard Frazier say, “they said that we would need two balls!” dozens of times easy)

B. How great of a trade it was for the Knicks.

Rarely, though, do you ever see it discussed just exactly why the Bullets (who had eliminated the Knicks from the playoffs the previous season on their way to an improbable spot in the NBA Finals) would trade their star shooting guard to their hated rival for two back-ups and cash (Riordan would eventually start for the Wizards, but when he joined them in 1971 he was 26 years old and a back-up).

The answer involves the Indiana Pacers, who helped the Knicks’ playoff chances in 1971 decades before they became a constant threat to the Knicks playoff chances.

Win Four Tickets to The Thunder Game!

With the holidays just about here, it’s turned out to be a slow commenting day, so I’ll ratchet up the heat a bit. Courtesy of the folks at StubHub, I’ve got four tickets to the Thunder on Wednesday (December 22nd) to raffle away. That’s right you can see Kevin Durant, Russell Westbrook, and Morris Peterson (yes he’s still on an NBA roster). This time it’s simple to get in the drawing, all you need to do is be KnickerBlogger.Net’s friend on Facebook, by 3pm tomorrow. That’s it! So “Like KnickerBlogger“, cross your fingers, and you might be taking your three …continue reading

Top 25 Favorite Knicks of the Modern Era: #18-17

We continue our look at who you voted for as your top 25 favorite Knicks of the Modern Era (1979-present, also known as the “Three-Point Era,” as that is when the three-pointer was adopted by the NBA)! Every weekday we will reveal two more Knicks until we reach #1! Click here for a master list of all Knicks revealed so far! Enjoy!

Some Plays Count: December 12th, Part 1

I found four interesting plays from the December 12th game against Denver, and decided to break down film on them to gain a better understanding of the Knicks. Originally I had them as one big video, but it got a bit long, so I decided to give each play its own video. Here is part 1, which documents how a few different players combine for an open shot. Image of the play created with FastDraw.