Are The Knicks and St. John’s Ready To Bring Basketball Back To New York?

November 30th, 2010 by Mike A Leave a reply »
You know you're in New York when you can find a pizzeria on every block, people talk faster than John Wall runs, and every single male above the age of five, and most females can handle a basketball.

That's how it goes in New York. We're a basketball town; we love the game.

It all began back in the 1960s and early '70s when New York basketball was at it's peak. The Knicks featured some of the greatest basketball teams of all time, St. John's was amongst the best teams in the Big East and all of college basketball on a yearly basis, and Rucker Park was filled with the nation's best basketball talent daily.

Even the New York High School basketball scene was producing stars.

We were the mecca of basketball.

However, something changed once the Knicks took a fall.

Rucker Park was no longer the place to be to find a pickup basketball game, the Knicks weren't winning, St. John's was on and off good, and New York was losing it's title as "the mecca of basketball."

While the '80s brought some excitement with the resurgence of St. John's and Bernard King, New York basketball wasn't anywhere near where it used ...

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