The 10 People Most Responsible For the Sad State of the New York Knicks

July 21st, 2010 by Adrian Vicente Leave a reply »
I remember so many wonderful things about the New York Knicks from my childhood. I remember my father and brother gushing over Bernard King. I remember Pat Cummings' ugly face. I remember Trent Tucker hitting that game-winning three with one-tenth of a second on the clock. I remember thinking Sidney Green was good and deserving of more minutes. I remember Kiki Vandeweghe shooting jumpers with either hand. I remember wearing one of those shirts that featured a cartoon drawing of a player, with his head big and body little. I had Mark Jackson. The older guys in the park would call me "Action Jackson." I remember a buddy bumping me to create separation in a one-on-one game played in a schoolyard. Before I could recover, the ball would be in flight and he'd be yelling, "Annnn-tho-nyyyy Masss-son." Swish. I remember trying to figure out how in the world Charles Smith missed those four shots and how in the world the referee missed those four fouls. I remember the first time I saw Latrell Sprewell with braids. I thought he looked like the Predator. Then Spree would swoop down with a rebound, race down court past everyone at blazing speed, and throw the ball down with murder ...

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