NBA: New York Knicks' All-Time starting 5
Forward – Willis Reed
The best player for the Knicks in their two NBA championships, Willis Reed was just a second-round pick that turned into a legend of the game. He was a double-double machine in the first seven years of his career. The lefty was a seven-time All-Star and the league’s MVP in 1970. He was also a two-time NBA Finals MVP.
Reed also produced the most iconic moment in team history, which happened in Game 7 of the 1970 NBA Finals against the Los Angeles Lakers. Ailing due to a torn muscle in his right leg, Reed was questionable for the game but he came out of the tunnel to a round of applause from the fans. He scored the Knicks’ first two shots of the game and it inspired the team to win their first championship.
Honourable Mention: Forward – Bernard King
Playing just a total 206 games for the Knicks, Bernard King endeared himself to Knicks fans in the 1980s due to his amazing scoring ability. He was the 1985 scoring champion and a two-time All-Star with the Knicks. He scored 60 points on Christmas Day of 1985 against the New Jersey Nets.Published 29 Dec 2018, 10:14 IST