NEW YORK (AP) - Hoping to contend for a title this season, the New York Knicks are honoring their last team to win one.
The Knicks assembled most of their 1972-73 championship team for a 40th anniversary celebration. The team had a dinner Thursday and was to be recognized Friday during halftime of their game against the Milwaukee Bucks.
With six future Hall of Fame players, the Knicks beat the Los Angeles Lakers in five games to win their second title in four years. New York has been back to the NBA Finals just twice since.
Former Knick Bill Bradley says: ``Once a Knick fan, always a Knick fan, and for 40 years we've been suffering Knick fans.''
But the franchise was once among the NBA's best, also winning in 1970 and reaching the '72 finals.
Advertisement

Top NBA Public Bets

NBA Top Stories

Thumbnail Suns vs. Lakers Prediction Are the Suns a good bet to cash for bettors tonight as a road underdog versus the Lakers at 10:30PM ET?
Thumbnail Cleveland aims to stomp Spoelstra's crew Miami raised eyebrows across the NBA when it gave Tyler Johnson a $50 million contract during the offseason. Now, though, South Beach could be looking at a...
Thumbnail Pistons vs. T'Wolves Pick Can the Detroit Pistons continue their recent road success when they take on the Minnesota Timberwolves tonight at 8PM...
Thumbnail Trail Blazers vs. Grizzlies Prediction After they were beaten soundly last night in Milwaukee, will the Trail Blazers rebound with an upset win over the Grizzlies tonight in...
Thumbnail Warriors vs. Jazz Pick Will the Golden State Warriors run into any trouble when they hit the road tonight to face the Utah Jazz tonight at...
Advertisement

NBA Team Pages