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The Knicks may not be currently competing for the championship, but 49 years ago this week the ‘Bockers became champions for the first time in franchise history by defeating the Los Angeles Lakers 113-99 in game 7 of the 1970 NBA Finals.

 

The victory came at Madison Square Garden, meaning when the Knicks finally got to celebrate a title they were able to do in front of the hometown fans. How nice! Heading into the game, however, it wasn’t so obvious that everything was going to wind up being wrapped up so nicely.

A little after 7 p.m. on May 8, 1970, Knicks captain (and that year’s league MVP) Willis Reed was in the training room, receiving several painkilling injections in his right leg as a result of a torn muscle he suffered in game 5 just four days earlier. No one — not the fans, coaches or players — knew whether Reed would be able to play through the pain. But just before tip-off, the icon performed his most iconic moment, as Reed limped out of the tunnel and onto the court to take the tip against Wilt Chamberlain.

 

“I wanted to play,” Reed later said , according to NBA.com. “That was for the championship, the one great moment you play for all your life. I didn’t want to have to look at myself in the mirror 20 years later and say I wished I had tried to play.”

 

 

 

Reed didn’t take long to make his mark, scoring the first two baskets of the game for the Knicks while somehow adequately defending Chamberlain on the other end. Reed played 27 minutes that night, ending with 4 points 2-5 shooting to go along with an immeasurable impact.

 

However, heartwarming tales don’t win championships alone. Luckily for the Knicks, 25-year-old Walt Clyde Frazier understood this. Frazier swooped, duped and hooped his way to 36 points, 19 assists and 7 rebounds. Dick Barnett had 21 points, Dave DeBusschere tallied 18 and Bill Bradley added 17.

 

 

 

Frazier, now 74, calls today’s Knicks games for MSG, and teaches millions of Knicks fans a variety of vocabulary words. Barnett, now 82, went on to teach Sports Management at St. John’s University until his retirement in 2007. DeBusschere, who unfortunately died in 2003, was an assistant coach and the director of basketball operations for the Knicks in the 1980s. He is the man responsible for drafting Patrick Ewing, who will represent the Knicks next week on the dais as they hope to land the number one pick in the upcoming draft. Finally, Bradley, now 75, became a three-term United States senator.

 

Jerry West led the Lakers that night with 28 points, followed by Chamberlain’s 21 points and 24 rebounds. Elgin Baylor added 19 points in the losing effort.

Five players from that Knicks squad have their numbers hanging in the MSG rafters to this day: Frazier, Barnett, Reed, DeBusschere and Bradley. Red Holzman, the coach of that magical squad, also has a banner, with the number 613 on it (the amount of regular season victories he had as the Knicks coach).

 

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20 minutes ago, dekkard said:

Ako mož Lebronov topić mož i ovaj.

 

ovo ti je topik "košarkaške legende" 

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Bas sam razmisljao tokom ove Lenardove dominacije u PO da li bi Pipen mogao isto u danasnjoj ligi

 

I koliko je zapravo Pipen bio dobar, tj koliko bi bio dobar van te uloge najkompletnijeg moguceg sidekicka, kao glavni igrac neke ekipe solidno koncipirane oko njegovog neverovatnog two way skillseta

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meni je ovo što leonard igra više na tragu jordana by kaos nego pippena 

 

pippen mi je lebron samo malko lošiji (:

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ja sam uvek u Kavaju video samo Pipena, tj jest ono sto je Pipen mogao postati bez Dzordana i Dzordanovih Bulsa, ovako mozda i nije izguran/testiran do krajnjih limita, pogotovo ofanzivno

 

mozda malo i idealizujem Pipa, sve te 90s legende su mi neki polu-bogovi

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Meni Pipen i Kavaj nisu slicni. Pipen je ucestvovao u igi u napadu u mnogo vise uloga, vukao tranziciju, pravio visak i asistirao, ali ne bih rekao da je imao ni isbliza ovako razvijen skorerski kapacitet. Defanzivno vec ne znam. To sto sam i kad sam njega gledao nisam bio i stanju da pojmim koliko je to dobro detanzivno.

 

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defanzivno su mi pippen i jordan i dalje najbolji koje sam gledao. mada je i leonard u toj ligi, pogotovo kada ne mora sve sam u napadu

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Pipen je bas zajeban igrac bio, na obje strane terena.

Mislim da je bolji od Kawhija u defanzivi, mozda sto je Kawhi zadnje 3 sezone preuzeo MJ ulogu u napadu. Lik iz sezone u sezonu brutalniji i brutalniji u napadu, odbrana je odlicna ali moze on to mnogo bolje s tim da razumijem zasto se pomalo steka na tom dijelu terena...

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Nakon uvodnog posta ja pomislio 'hvala Bogu, konacno posebna tema za Knickse, ne moram vise da citam hiljade postova o njima na Nba temi'  :classic_smile:  Kad ono mosa... :whistling:

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NBA finale 1984., četvrta utakmica, nema lakih poena... danas bi za ovo dobio par godina robije.

 

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20 minutes ago, Darby O'Gill said:

 

NBA finale 1984., četvrta utakmica, nema lakih poena... danas bi za ovo dobio par godina robije.

 

 

 

 

ili čvrst stisak ruke od nekog navijača knicksa, pošto je to kurt rambis

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