The New York Knicks: What Could Have Been
I came along to follow major sports early in 1985. My absolute earliest memories are of the 1984 Olympics. Along that same period was a time of renewed hope for the New York Knicks, a franchise that had wallowed in mediocrity at times, and abject failure at other times following their run at NBA Titles in the early 1970s. Gulf & Western came along to purchase the team in 1977, and one of the new owners’ first moves was to (prematurely) send all-time Knicks legend and fan favorite, Walt “Clyde” Frazier to Cleveland for has-beens and never-weres.
This is the equivalent of banishing a war criminal to Siberia, with regards to the NBA.
Except Frazier had done nothing but help guide the Knicks to their first NBA Title in 1970, and was the seminal piece…
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