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Today in NYC History: The Knicks Win Their First Championship! (1970)

Fans of the woeful New York Knickerbockers haven’t had a lot to cheer for in recent years, or ever. But on May 8, 1970, an electric Madison Square Garden crowd saw the Knicks crush the Los Angeles Lakers to bring home their first NBA championship. 352 more words

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Patberg, Bull Dogs too much for Wildcats in semistate

RICHMOND – Until Lawrence North took the floor for Saturday’s Class 4A semistate at Tiernan Center, Columbus North was still preparing to face Lamina Cooper. 644 more words


1970 All-Star Game

35 years ago tonight on a snowy Tuesday night in Philadelphia , a bunch of future hall of famers and 15,000 punters descended on the Spectrum for the NBA’s annual showcase game. 102 more words

Top Ten NBA Centers of All-Time

Throughout the history of the NBA, the center position has always been vital to the success of an NBA franchise.  As the game of basketball has evolved, the prototypical center has changed.  1,653 more words


Throwback Thursday: Red Holzman

VIDEO: The Knicks won the 1973 NBA championship under coach Red Holzman

Welcome to Throwback Thursday here on the All Ball Blog. Each week, we’ll delve into the NBA’s photo archives and uncover a topic and some great images from way back when. 213 more words

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50 Years Later, NY Knicks' Willis Reed's Epic Fight Is Still Epic

Back in the early days of the NBA, the games weren’t always filmed the whole way through. They were more for the use of the teams so they could see what worked and what didn’t – so they could prepare for the next game. 189 more words


Here's Rare Footage Of Willis Reed Fighting The Entire 1966 Los Angeles Lakers Team

During ESPN’s 30 for 30: When The Garden Was Eden, viewers were treated to rare footage of Knicks legend Willis Reed fighting the Los Angeles Lakers. 188 more words