May 8, 1970 - Willis Reed and the New York Knicks win their first championship

The New York Knicks managed only one winning season between 1955 and 1966. Desperate to improve, the team took Willis Reed in the second round of the 1964 draft. Reed hailed from Grambling State University, where he had amassed 2,280 career points and averaged 26.6 points and 21.3 rebounds per game during his senior year.
After disposing of the Baltimore Bullets and Milwaukee Bucks in seven- and five-game series, the Knicks met another talented squad in the 1970 NBA finals: the Los Angeles Lakers, led by 7-foot-1-inch center Wilt Chamberlain, guard Jerry West and forward Elgin Baylor. In the first four games of the series, Reed dominated, scoring 37, 29, 38 and 23 points, respectively, while averaging 15 rebounds.

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"Nobody should expect more than you expect of yourself." - Carmelo Anthony

Self motivation.

"I honestly didn’t even know who the coach was when I was coming to New York. I just wanted to win a championship; I didn’t even know who was coaching. I didn’t care. It could have been Aunt Jemima. They could have had the syrup coaching. I was coming here regardless. I just wanted to win a championship." - Metta World Peace

"When I put that jersey on I represent the history of the Knicks. I represent Brooklyn. I represent the city. I represent home." - Bernard King

"When I put that jersey on I represent the history of the Knicks. I represent Brooklyn. I represent the city. I represent home." - Bernard King

#ThrowbackThursdays

The “Ernie and Bernie Show” at University of Tennessee.

ESPN 30 for 30 Bernie and Ernie documentary:

May 8, 1970 - New York Knicks win first NBA Championship by defeating the Lakers 4 games to 3

Congratulations Carmelo Anthony on winning the 2012-13 NBA Scoring Title

Carmelo Anthony averaged 28.7 points per game.

This is the the first scoring title of Anthony’s 10-year NBA career. However, weirdly enough, this is not Anthony’s highest scoring average of his career. That came during the 2006-07 season, when he averaged 28.9 points per game for George Karl’s Denver Nuggets. Anthony is the first Knick to win the league scoring title since Bernard King led the league during the 1984-85 season.

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Incredible photo capturing LeBron James at his apex!

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During the play LeBron took a terrible fall as he attempted to catch and dunk a half-court alley-oop pass from Dwyane Wade. He got up slow, shook his leg off and then went on to dominate the game. The picture and video show his incredible vertical leap and athletic abilities.

Two for One Tuesdays.
John Starks, a right handed player, throws down a left handed dunk into the side of Horace Grant and Michael Jordan.
Video of Starks dunk:

Two for One Tuesdays.

John Starks, a right handed player, throws down a left handed dunk into the side of Horace Grant and Michael Jordan.

Video of Starks dunk:

Vintage Sundays.Pat Riley backs down Phil Jackson during a 1972 game between the Lakers and Knicks. The two would win a combined 16 championships as coaches.via Sports Illustrated vault

Vintage Sundays.

Pat Riley backs down Phil Jackson during a 1972 game between the Lakers and Knicks. The two would win a combined 16 championships as coaches.

via Sports Illustrated vault

Jan. 15, 1990 - Don Nelson appears in 1,000 games as a coach and a player

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Lenny Wilkins was the first to achieve the record.

Nelson coached the Milwaukee Bucks, the New York Knicks, the Dallas Mavericks, and the Golden State Warriors.

An innovator, Nelson is credited with, among other things, inventing the concept of the point forward, a tactic which is frequently employed by teams at every level today. His unique brand of basketball is often referred to as Nellie Ball. He was named one of the Top 10 coaches in NBA history. On April 7, 2010, he passed Lenny Wilkens for first place on the all-time NBA wins list with 1,333 wins. His all-time record is 1,335–1,063 (.557).

"There are only two options regarding commitment, you’re either in or you’re out. There’s no such thing as life in-between." - Pat Riley

"There are only two options regarding commitment, you’re either in or you’re out. There’s no such thing as life in-between." - Pat Riley

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