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Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Unsung Knick History

Unsung Knick History – How We Almost Had a Grant Legacy in New York

This is the latest in a series 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. The Knicks have a long history of having fathers and sons both play for them. Ernie and Kiki Vandeweghe, Henry and Mike Bibby, Al and Allie McGuire and I am sure others that I am missing …continue reading

Unsung Knick History – That Time Isiah Thomas Nearly Joined the Knicks…as a PLAYER!

This is the latest in a series 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. A fear every Knick fan has is that someday the Knicks owner might try to bring former Knick President Isiah Thomas back to the organization in some capacity, as James Dolan clearly still appreciates the insights …continue reading

Unsung Knick History – When the Dream Saved the Knicks from a Seventh Game Nightmare

This is the latest in a series 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. Four days ago, former Knick Dean “The Dream” Meminger passed away. I thought it only fitting that we discuss his greatest moment as a Knick, the day that he helped the Knicks turn the tide in …continue reading

Unsung Knick History – The Time That AC Green Kept the Knicks From Trading Charles Oakley for Kendall Gill

This is the latest in a series 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. As the 2013 NBA free agency season continues, I thought it’d be interesting to look back at the 1993 NBA free agency season and see how sometimes the best moves are the ones that you don’t …continue reading

Unsung Knick History – That Time the Knicks Forced a Game 7 Down 3-0

This is the latest in a series 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. As we get set for Game 4 of the Knicks/Heat series tomorrow afternoon with the Knicks down three games to zero, I thought you folks might enjoy the tale of the first NBA team (of just …continue reading

Unsung Knick History – The First All-Black Game in NBA History

This is the latest in a series 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. As Black History Month comes to a close, I thought it would be nice to take a look at a nearly forgotten piece of NBA racial history. Earlier in the season, the Los Angeles Clippers held …continue reading

Unsung Knick History – The Easter Resurrection of 1973

This is the thirty-first 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. The 2010-11 New York Knicks now know what seed they will be in the 2011 NBA Playoffs and who their opponents will be, the reigning Eastern Conference Champion Boston Celtics. If …continue reading