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Monthly Archives: January 2011

Unsung Knick History – The King’s Court(room Battle)

This is the twentithth 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.

This piece is interesting in the sense that it ties together two past installments of Unsung Knick History, the recent discussion about the troubles that the Knicks had to go through to sign Chris Dudley and the even more recent discussion about the troubles that the Knicks had with their salary cap during the mid-80s, spotlighted by their inability to re-sign Bernard King. This story is even about a King! Just not Bernard, but rather, his brother Albert.

So sit down and discover how the New York Knicks went to federal court in their efforts to sign Bernard King’s younger brother and how their failure to do so created a salary cap rule still used to this day!

Suns 129. Suns East 121

When I was a youngin’, the Martin Luther King Day afternoon game was always a treat. One, I got a day off from school in the middle of a typically bleak NYC winter. Two, the ‘Bockers always played (or at least seemed to) against one of the NBA’s better teams and occasionally they’d pull off a dramatic and/or unexpected win. Even more enjoyable (to a teenage me) is when there’d be some random act of violence and/or hostility Some of y’all may recall, the Nix actually played in the first MLK Day game (it only became a holiday in ’86) …continue reading

Looking Back At The Knicks Last 10 Games

On December 18th, the Knicks suffered a embarrassing over time loss at the hands of the lowly Cleveland Cavaliers. This was a gimme game, after coming off back to back defeats to the Celtics and Heat, and New York managed to give it away. In the 10 games since the Cleveland game, the Knicks have rebounded to go 6-4. However when you factor in how tough that span was, it becomes more impressive. Of those 10 games, 6 were on the road, including 3 against three of the league’s best teams: the Heat, the Magic, and the Lakers. New York …continue reading