Gods of the Garden: The Mount Rushmore of the New York Knicks

March 30th, 2010 by Mike A Leave a reply »
Naming the four best athletes in the history of any franchise is no easy task, let alone the New York Knicks.

Although the Knicks only have two NBA titles, there is certainly no loss of star power in the team's history.

Narrowing the rich history of the Knicks to four players was no easy task. But here are—at least, in my opinion—the four Knicks most deserving of being carved in stone.



1. Willis Reed: Heart of a Champion


Reed is one of the most underrated players in the history of professional basketball. He is still the only New York Knick to ever be named the NBA MVP.

He was a two-time NBA champion—and his injury return in the 1970 NBA Finals is still one of the most memorable moments in the history of professional sports. To this day, I still can't quite put into words what Willis did that night.

Reed was a two-time NBA Finals MVP—and he is, without a doubt, one of the greatest big men of his era.

Bill Russell, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Wilt Chamberlain: Reed did more than hold his own against all these guys.&nb ...

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