Ok, I have a few quick thoughts about The Knicks and their contribution to the NBA. I wish people would stop calling Madison Square Garden “The Mecca” of Basketball. I will waste no time in saying The New York Knicks are the most overrated franchise in NBA History. Actually, The Knicks could be the most overrated franchise in American Sports. Now, I enjoyed watching the 90's Knicks Teams and you could say Jordan stopped them from winning a ring or two but, you have to WIN. As I always do in DA DOME, I have the numbers and THE FACTS.
1. The Knicks haven’t won an NBA title since 1973.
2. Only 2 NBA titles in over 70 years. YES, over 70 years. (1970 and 1973)
3. Haven’t been to the NBA Finals since the 1990’s.
4. Only 1 NBA MVP in Franchise History. This was Willis Reed in 1970.
5. Only have 2 Coaches of the year in over 70 years.
6. Who are the best players in Knicks History? Are any of them in the Top 5-10 players of all Time? If so, who? By the way, I love Patrick Ewing, Earl "The Pearl" Monroe, Willis Reed and Clyde Frazier.
MY VERDICT: I respect the NBA to the point where I will NEVER call The Knicks and Madison Square Garden “The Mecca”. I mean, the only logical MECCA’s are The Lakers and The Celtics. Outside of them would be Chicago and San Antonio. The four teams I selected have a rich history of winning rings at some point in the history of the league.