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Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Unsung Knick History

Unsung Knick History – The Worst Stretch Run in Knick History

This is the thirtieth 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 have now clinched a playoff berth. Also, with a 38-38 record before last night’s win, they could close out this stretch run nicely and finish the …continue reading

Unsung Knick History – How the “Marion Flu” Ailed the Knicks

This is the twenty-ninth 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. As of right now, due to the Houston Rockets currently being on the outside of the Western Conference playoff race, the New York Knicks will be making a pick in the …continue reading

Unsung Knick History – Small School, Big Results (for the Knicks)

This is the twenty-eighth 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. With the NCAA Basketball Tournament into full swing, I thought it would be fun to spotlight a point in history where a team’s success in the tournament directly led to the …continue reading

Unsung Knick History – How Greg Anthony Killed the Knicks’ 1996-97 Season

This is the twenty-seventh 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. John Lennon once said that “Instant Karma’s gonna get you, gonna knock you right on the head.” However, in the case of the Knicks and their infamous 1993 brawl against the …continue reading

Unsung Knick History – The FIRST Notable Knick #15

This is the twenty-sixth 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. There has recently been some discussion about the number 15, specifically about how Carmelo Anthony has worn the number on his uniforms since college but cannot wear it as a Knick …continue reading

Unsung Knick History – There Are No Station Wagons In Basketball!

This is the twenty-fifth 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. Why yes, that is an A League of Their Own reference. Thanks for noticing. This week’s piece is slightly off the beaten path in the sense that while it is definitely …continue reading

Unsung Knick History – Be Careful What You Wish For, You Might Just Get Swept

This is the twenty-fourth 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.

Last week, I wrote about how the Miami Heat and the New York Knicks finished off the 1999 National Basketball Association (NBA) season with one of the more bizarre games you’ll see, with both teams going into the game hoping that they would lose, as the Heat wanted the Knicks to get the #7 seed and play the Pacers while the Knicks wanted to remain the #8 seed and play the Heat. Jockeying for playoff positioning is a somewhat standard practice, but it is a practice that could backfire spectacularly if you’re not lucky.

The 1996-97 Charlotte Hornets were not lucky.