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Compared to the professional championship, college basketball has fewer playoff matches, a sharper fight, and the final tournament is much faster. Even if their favorite teams don't make it to the finals, Americans still watch every game. Why? It's simple: unlike professional athletes, students do not play for money, but defend the honor of their educational institutions and just love basketball.”

A perfect explanation of the reasons for the popularity of the tournament. 

"Why? It's simple: unlike professional athletes, students do not play for money, but defend the honor of their educational institutions and just love basketball.” In addition, for many, this tournament is the only chance for talented guys from less prestigious teams or the conference to prove themselves in the run-up to the NBA draft. Therefore, "Madness", in function, in many respects reminds me of the Youth Ice Hockey World Championship (MChM). The best example of this phenomenon is Kenneth Farid of Morehead State who is speaking at the Ohio Valley Conference.

Also, the tournament is of great importance for those players for whom a career in big-time sports will not go beyond the student level. The vast majority of NCAA boys and girls don't go pro. For many athletes, this is the last chance to play the real game before they become accountants, analysts or insurers and continue to play sports in amateur leagues.

What is March Madness?

First time at the annual spring tournament? March Madness is the NCAA Division I men's basketball championship featuring teams from colleges and universities across the country. In total, 68 teams will take part in the national championship, which consists of seven rounds.

Teams are assigned a seed before the tournament and are then assigned to one of the four regions within Elite 8.

When does it start?

Over the weekend, qualifying Sunday opened the tournament, with the first round officially starting on Tuesday, March 19th. After the first four games, the first round and the second round will continue from March 21 to 24. The regional semi-finals and finals will take place from 28 March. up to 31. The last four teams will compete in the Final Four on April 6, and two days later there will be a game for the championship, which will take place on April 8.

Who plays?

Among the 68 teams released and seeded on Sunday are Duke University, the University of Virginia, the University of North Carolina and Gonzaga University, all in first place.

According to Sports Illustrated, the winners of the 32nd Division I Conference Tournament Championship are automatically entered into the tournament. Automatic betting does not take into account regular season results, only tournament wins.

The remaining 36 teams are selected by the selection committee to receive additional entries.

How to fill in a bracket?

Want to have some fun from home? Filling in the "March Madness" bracket is easy. You can print the brace directly from the NCAA website or join one of the many grid competitions online on your own or with a group.

Capital One hosts the official NCAA game, but you can also play on CBS Sports. Many experts and websites also share their favorites for the tournament, helping you build the bracket with the highest chance of success.

How can I watch it?

Got a cable? It's easy to set up like this:

Pick Sunday: Airs March 17 on CBS.

First Four: Coming to air on TruTV March 19

Rounds 1 & 2: Airing on CBS, TBS, TNT and truTV March 21-24.

Semifinals and Regional Finals: Airing on CBS and TBS from March 28 to 31.

Final Four: Airing April 6 on CBS.

Championship: Airs April 8 on CBS.

If you've canceled your cable subscription, fear not, there are plenty of ways to stream the tournament too, from Hulu to CBS All Access to SlingTV.

When is the championship?

The last two teams will meet next month in the national championship on 8 April.

Why does everyone love March Madness?

Equally important are the fans' regional preferences. In many parts of the US, there are no professional teams, and local residents become attached to local student teams. It is noteworthy that some of these fans do not even have higher education. For example, the Alabama and Auburn college football teams are hugely popular in a state where there are no professional teams, and American football is the most popular sport by a wide margin. The opposite is true of the limited interest in college sports in big cities like New York.

Many will be surprised to learn that Madness has not always been the premier college basketball tournament. In the middle of the last century, the National Invitation Tournament (NIT) was much more prestigious than the NCAA tournament. For those who are more or less familiar with college basketball, yes, this is the same NIT that now has a reputation as a repechage tournament. In the 1950s, the NCAA basketball tournament began to gain prestige after the NCAA began requiring conference champions to play in their own tournaments.

Many people think college basketball (in the US) is more popular than the NBA due to the reasons given earlier. This is confirmed by television ratings.

Defense has long been forgotten in the NBA. Although it is the fault of the players, if the wrong look at the opponent is already a foul. Team game? What can be a team game in the era of "ISO" (an attack when a player one-on-one tries to beat another player). And to whom did this basketball surrender strongly? LeBron decided that his future career in show business was more important, and for the younger generation, β€œlikes” were more important than titles. Even the stars in college basketball have to work hard to collect likes to get into the NBA first.

In addition to the 32 teams that receive an automatic invitation, the electoral committee must identify 36 teams that are worthy of a general invitation. Then you need to seed each of the teams in one of 16 pots, where the first is the best, and the sixteenth is the worst. And in the end, all these teams must be distributed among the regions in such a way that each of the regional draws is competitive.

Perhaps the most interesting part of Madness is the upsets. The best example is last year's Virginia Cavaliers upset by the University of Maryland-Baltimore County. This was the first time in tournament history that a pot 16 team beat a pot 1 team in the first round. Every year a Cinderella appears, which not only kills the overwhelming majority of the fans' bracket, but also progresses quite far in the tournament. The most notable examples are the Butler Bulldogs and the Virginia Rams Commonwealth University.

Cinderella in 2022

The Colorado team went through the out-of-conference part of the season undefeated, confidently defeating Creighton and St. Mary's along the way. The Rams may be in the top 25 seed upfront right now, but they have every opportunity to go through the regular season undefeated as the team looks to outperform all of its Mountain west conference competitors. Thus, at the moment there are only three undefeated teams. The other two are Baylor and Southern California.

Open season 2022

This year we are witnessing an extremely interesting season. There are about 35 teams in the league that are fighting for getting into the top 25 seeds and are approximately comparable in terms of level. It's also worth noting that the gradual decline of the NCAA over the past few years has meant that there are no teams left in college basketball that stand apart from the rest. First Team of the Nation rotated four times in a row in weeks 4 to 6 - Gonzaga, Duke and Purdue successively resigned as top teams, and only after the most difficult part of the out-of-conference schedule Baylor managed to stay on the first line. There are no invincibles. So the Kansas were defeated by the Daytons, and the Peru lost to the Rugters. In the March madness, there will be even more confrontations between mid-majors and favorites, and, accordingly, there will be more upsets.

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Undefeated boxer Floyd Mayweather faced YouTube star Logan Paul in an exhibition duel. The eight-round battle ended with the rivals failing to identify a winner, despite Mayweather's significant superiority.

One can speculate a lot about the fact that the fight for Floyd is a failure if it did not end with a knockout in a few minutes. In this regard, several points must be understood.

First, if Logan Paul was smaller, it probably would have happened. Secondly, in exhibition fights it is not customary to hack an opponent right away: after all, broadcast sales take the first place here. I remember that Floyd had the same situation with McGregor. Today, Mayweather, objectively looking at the situation, did not strain at all and raised his next $ 100 million.\

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19.Who else watched?

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The Boston Celtics are an American professional basketball team based in Boston, Massachusetts. They play in the Atlantic Division of the Eastern Conference of the National Basketball Association. The club was founded in 1946 and has won the NBA title 17 times since its inception.


The Celtics first became champions in 1957. From 1959 to 1966, Boston won the championship eight times in a row, a record winning streak in North American professional sports. During this period, the club met the Los Angeles Lakers team 5 times in the finals, which influenced the birth of the most famous confrontation in the NBA.


Boston players won the title in 1974 and 1976, the team leaders at that time were: Dave Cowens, John Havlicek and Joe Joe White. Since the 1981-82 season, the Celtics have played: Larry Bird, Robert Parish and Kevin McHale - these basketball players are now known as the "Big Three". During its existence, from 1980 to 1992, Boston won the championship three times.


Below you can read some more interesting facts about the Boston Celtics.



1. In 1987-2007, the Celtics never went beyond the conference semifinals, often did not get into the playoffs at all (except for the 2001/2002 season, when the Celtics reached the conference finals, where they lost to the New Jersey Nets). 


2. During this period, the team's current basketball player Reggie Lewis and a young player selected by the Celtics in the 1986 draft, Len Bias, tragically died. In the course of the 2006/07 season, the long-term coach and general manager of the team, Red Auerbach, passed away.


3. Before the start of the 2007/08 season, the team was replenished by multiple All-Star players: Kevin Garnett and Ray Allen. Together with Paul Pierce and under the guidance of coach Doc Rivers, these players became NBA champions in 2008.


4. Four Celtics basketball players have received the NBA Most Valuable Player Award: Bob Cosey, Bill Russell, Dave Cowens, and Larry Bird. John Havlicek is the team's most productive player in its history; in games for Boston, he scored 26,395 points .


5. One of the most successful franchises in sports history, the Celtics won 11 of the 13 National Basketball Association (NBA) championships from 1957 to 1969. Overall, they have won 17 NBA titles.



6. Founded in Boston in 1946 by Walter Brown, the Celtics were charter members of the Basketball Association of America, the predecessor of the NBA (founded in 1949). 


7. At the time of the team's founding, Brown also ran the Boston Garden, on which the Celtics' distinctive green-and-whites played, and thrived until the franchise moved to a new arena, now known as TD Garden, in 1995–96. 


8. The team posted a losing record in each of its first four seasons, prompting the hiring of head coach Red Auerbach in 1950.


9. The Celtics' athletic dynasty began in the mid-1950s under Auerbach, who later served as the team's general manager and president. 


10. The team won its first title in the 1956–57 season after defeating the St. Louis Hawks in the final series, which included Game 7 in double overtime. 


11. With a Hall of Fame roster including Frank Ramsey, Ed Macauley, Bill Sharman, ball master Bob Cousy, Tom Heinsohn, dominating center Bill Russell (5-time MVP), and then Sam Jones, KC Jones and John Havlicek, the Celts won eight consecutive NBA titles between 1958–59 and 1965–66—a record for the four major North American team sports—and were victorious again in 1967–68 and 1968–69.



12. Boston's rise coincided with the post-war spread of television in the United States, helping the team and its players become iconic figures as the sport grew in national importance. 


13. Highlights from the Celtics' unprecedented championship included Russell collecting two NBA Finals-record 40 rebounds per game (1960, 1962) and Havlicek's streak-grabbing streak in Game 7 of the 1965 Eastern Division Finals, which elicited the famous cry, "Havlicek stole the ball announcer Johnny Most. 


14. Matches between Russell, who was the player-coach of the Celtics from 1966 to 1969, and Wilt Chamberlain, first for the Philadelphia 76s and then for the Los Angeles Lakers, were at the center of some of the most dramatic games in NBA playoff history.


15. Havlicek was still a key contributor, along with Dave Cowens, Paul Silas and Joe Jo White, on Heinson's coached title-winning teams in 1973–74 and 1975–76. The second of these championships included a dramatic treble over the Phoenix Suns in Game 5 of the Finals. 


16. In 1978, the Celtics were involved in an unusual deal after the NBA banned team owner Irv Levin from moving the franchise to his native California. Instead, Levine and John Y. Brown, owner of the Buffalo Braves, traded franchises. 



17. That same year, Boston acquired one of the greatest players in league history - and arguably the most beloved Celtic of all time - when they selected hit forward Larry Bird in the NBA draft. 


18. The NBA rose to a new level of popularity thanks to the hype generated by the battle for supremacy between the Lakers, led by Magic Johnson, and the Celtics, led by Byrd (who had a rivalry with Johnson back in his college days). Robert Parish, Kevin McHale and Dennis Johnson, who is five reached the NBA Finals once in the 1980s and won championships in 1980–81, 1983–84, and 1985–86.


19. In the mid-1990s, the Celtics experienced the first extended playoff drought in franchise history, six straight years since the 1995–96 season. When the Celtics returned to the postseason, they often lost in the early rounds. 


20. That changed in the 2007–08 season, when the Celtics made the biggest single-season shift in NBA history, finishing with the league's best record and 42-win improvement after adding superstars in the offseason.


21. Kevin Garnett and Ray Allen to a team that already included perennial All-Star Paul Pierce. They advanced to the NBA Finals where they defeated the Lakers for the ninth time to win the 17th title in franchise history. 



22. The two franchises again won their respective conference championships and met for the NBA title in the 2009–10 season, with the Lakers winning the championship in seven games.


23. As the Celtics' veteran roster grew older, the team's success on the court declined. Allen went into free agency in 2012 and the team switched Garnett and Pierce after the 2012–13 campaign to encourage a recovery process centered on younger players. These efforts paid off much faster than many observers expected as the Celtics returned to the playoffs in 2014–15. This season saw the addition of point guard Isaiah Thomas to the team, and he turned into an All-Star Game, leading the team to the best record in the Eastern Conference in 2016–17. 


24. The team's season ended in the Conference Finals after the Celtics lost four games to one to the Cleveland Cavaliers. The Celtics traded Thomas and other assets for star guard Kyrie Irving during the off-season and also signed All-Star forward Gordon Hayward. 


25. Both players were limited by major injuries during the regular season, but the Celtics' remaining young core outperformed expectations, leading Boston to a second-best record in the Eastern Conference and an unexpectedly long playoff streak that ended in a seven-game conference final loss. to cavaliers. Boston remained relatively healthy throughout the 2018–19 season, but the team was easily eliminated from the playoffs in the second round.



26. Robert Parish is the third longest-serving player with the Boston Celtics behind John Havlicek (16 seasons) and Paul Pierce (15). He went to Boston in a "fraudulent" trade, along with a first-round pick, which was subsequently chosen by Kevin McHale, in exchange for two other first-round picks (Ricky Brown and Joe Barry Carroll).


27. Parish spent the first 4 seasons of his career with the Golden State Warriors, and then spent 14 consecutive seasons in Boston green. In his first 8 years with the Celtics, he went to 8 All-Star Games and became a champion twice. 


28. His average performance in this segment is 18.3 points and 10.3 rebounds. In his first season with the Celtics, the team had 62 regular season wins and Larry Bird led the team to the title. 


29. For the first four seasons, Parish was second in scoring on the team behind Bird, and then passed by McHale, but he was still the third head of the Bird-McHale-Parish three-headed monster throughout the 80s and into the early 90s. Parish played in Boston until the 1993-94 season, and then spent two more years in Charlotte and one in Chicago before retiring at the age of 43.


30. Kevin Garnett spent the first 12 years of his career in Minnesota, including seven years in a row when the team reached the first round of the playoffs and only once managed to go past the first round. 



31. Big Ticket was a ten-time All-Star and was already 31 years old when he was traded to Boston to form a big trio there in 2007. All this paid dividends in the same season, Boston immediately transformed and became the champion in 2008.


32. Although all three members of the Big Three sacrificed personal statistics for the benefit of the team, Garnett was one of the players who really contributed to the success on both sides of the court. 


33. At the age of 31, he won his first NBA Defensive Player of the Year title and was a key player in Boston's best defense that season. At the same time, he managed to work out in the attack.


34. Although his average dropped below 20 points for the first time since the 1997-98 season, he still averaged 9.2 rebounds and 3.4 assists per game. 


35. Garnett had missed only 12 games in the previous 5 seasons in Minnesota (and if you exclude the rest-time non-meaningful matches in the endings of three more seasons before this, it turns out that due to injuries he missed only 12 games in 8 years). 



36. This amount of playing time began to slowly affect Garnett's health. In the 2007-08 season, Kevin played only 71 games, and the following season only 57 due to problems with an injured knee. His injury rate was starting to become a problem and although his scoring average hadn't dropped as much and he had fantastic defensive play, KG's slump came perhaps a little faster than expected. Along with Paul Pierce, Garnett was traded to Brooklyn in the summer of 2013 before ending his career with Minnesota in the 2015-16 season.


37. Given his performance in Minnesota, Garnett will eventually become a Hall of Famer without question. His period in Boston was only 1-2 years of his prime.


38. Paul Pierce spent 15 seasons in the form of Boston, second only to John Havlicek in this indicator. In the first three years of his career, the team did not make the playoffs, but it was in the third year that he achieved an individual breakthrough in scoring, increasing his performance to 25.3 points per game and 38.3% of three-pointers made. 


39. In the 2001-02 season, Pierce became a member of the All-Star game for the first time, and Boston returned to the playoffs after the break. From that moment began the countdown of seven seasons, during which Pierce was the best player in this strong team, averaging 24.8 points, including 5 seasons when he averaged over 25 points per game. Not too dissimilar to Garnett and Allen, Pierce only made it past the first round of the playoffs twice before the Big Three were assembled.



40. This brings us to the 2007-08 season and the acquisition of Garnett and Allen. Even with the arrival of the other two allstars and the distribution of offensive workloads, Pierce was still averaging 19.2 points per game for the next 6 years of his career in Boston until they were traded along with Garnett to Brooklyn. Pierce ended his career with one season with Washington and two with the Clippers under his old mentor Doc Rivers. 


41. Like Garnett, his career began to decline after leaving Boston, and in the twilight of his career he played more of the role of a three-point shot specialist. 15 consecutive seasons with the Celtics, 10 All-Star appearances and 1 championship. Not a bad resume for a future Hall of Famer and certainly enough to be one of the Boston Celtics' top 8 players of all time.


42. Dave Cowens is the fifth 70s-era player on our list (note original top 30 list) with two league titles in those 10 years (hint: there's one more to come). As a short center (Cowens is 206 cm), Cowens was second in scoring on the team that won the championship in 1973-74. 


43. The following year, he already became its top scorer, having reached the Eastern Conference Finals with the team and held this title the next season, when the Celtics won their next title.



44. Cowens began to prove himself the best player on the team when Havlicek was already closer to forty. Don Nelson and Jo Jo White were the team's other stars, but Cowens was a consistently effective big man and dominated the paint. 


45. He struggled with injuries midway through his career, but he played to his full potential when he was on the court and was effective in every aspect of the game. In fact, Cowens led the Celtics in five statistical categories (points, tackles, assists, steals and blocks) during the 1977-78 season, which speaks to his versatility.


46.Kevin McHale spent his entire thirteen-year career in Boston. According to this indicator, he shares the fourth place in club history with four other Celtics legends. 


47. McHale entered the league in 1980 at the age of 23 and immediately became a champion. Although he was not a regular player in his rookie season, he nevertheless scored 10 points and 4.4 rebounds per game.


48. In his second season, McHale started 33 games already and his performance improved slightly. This trend continued and in 1985-86 McHale was already a solid starter. That season, Boston became the champion for the third time in his career. 



49. McHale was a regular starter from that point on until his career began to decline in the early 90s. McHale has twice led the league in shot percentage. Both times with the same rate of 60.4% in 1986-87 and 1987-88. He was called up to 7 All-Star Games, including 3 times when he wasn't even a starter on his team. It is widely reported that McHale broke a bone in his foot at the end of the 1987 season - that year he averaged a whopping 26.1 points per game. 


50. He played with the effects of injury and yet was still effective, averaging over 20 points in the next three seasons, but obviously couldn't keep up once he hit 30. McHale will be remembered for his 13 seasons in green, for his 7 all-star appearances and for his 3 league titles in the 80s. It's been a fantastic career and deserves to be in the top 6 of our list.


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These incredible stories inspire and raise important topics.

Teen Wolf

There are a lot of troubles in the life of a teenager Scott Howard, but when a guy suddenly turns into a werewolf, there are even more problems.  However, the hero quickly understands how to wrap his unusual properties to his advantage.


Former soldier Norman Dale, at the invitation of an old friend, arrives in a small provincial town to train his school basketball team.  At first, his methods seem strange and ineffective to everyone, but suddenly the guys begin to win victory after victory.

White Men Can’t Jump

Basketball cheater Billy Hoyle successfully takes advantage of the fact that because of the color of his skin they do not see a worthy player and put money on his loss, but he always wins.  This continues until the hero meets a worthy rival Sidney Dean, with whom they together begin to earn money by making sports bets.

Above the Rim

The ambitious young basketball player Kyle Lee Watson is faced with a difficult choice: to wait for a sports scholarship or buy easy money from the drug dealer Birdie, but in this way to connect himself with the underworld.

Blue Chips

Student basketball has ceased to be an amateur sport, as universities lure promising graduates to themselves, promising them all kinds of material wealth.  Because of this, the Los Angeles team β€œDolphins” is constantly losing, because their honored coach Pete Bell flatly refuses to β€œbuy” players.  Only finally desperate, Pete decides to step over his principles in order to interest talented guys.  As a result, a perfectly equipped team faces even more serious problems than before.

The Basketball Diaries

A promising and goal-oriented young man from a Catholic college plays basketball, composes poetry and keeps an open diary.  But the circumstances are such that the hero imperceptibly turns into a drug addict.

Space Jam

Aliens invade Earth to abduct Looney Tunes characters.  But Bugs Bunny, Duffy Duck, Porky Piglet and others do not give up and call usurpers for a basketball game.  Since there are almost no chances to win, the cartoons invite the superstar Michael Jordan to help.

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New York Knicks, an American professional basketball team based in New York City. The Knicks (which is a shortened version of their official nickname, the Knickerbockers) have won two National Basketball Association (NBA) championships (1970 and 1973) and are among the most profitable franchises in professional basketball.

The team was formed in 1946 as part of the newly formed Basketball Association of America, which became the NBA in 1949. The Knicks had winning records in each of their first nine seasons and made the NBA Finals for three straight years (1951–53), losing each time. For the remainder of the decade and into the early 1960s, the Knicks fielded mediocre teams to the poor, but the team's fortunes began to change with the arrival of center Willis Reed in 1964.

Reid was named NBA Rookie of the Year for the 1964–65 season, and he led the Knicks to regular postseason shutdowns from his third season until his retirement in 1974. Knicks under a coach. Red Holtzman won his first title at the end of the 1969–70 season with a talented roster that included four future Hall of Famers: Reid, Walt Frazier, Bill Bradley and Dave DeBuschere. Their final showdown with the Los Angeles Lakers that year was one of the most dramatic playoff streaks in NBA history.

Games three and four were decided in overtime, and in the seventh, deciding game, an injured Reed, who had not played since tearing a thigh muscle in game five, rushed onto the court before the game to a raucous reception from home. crowd in Madison Square Garden. Reed only scored the Knicks' first two baskets of the game, but he inspired his team to close the door on the Lakers by giving New York the first NBA championship. The Knicks and Lakers would go head to head in the Finals two more times over the next three years, sparking a bitter rivalry that resulted in New York claiming another NBA championship in 1973.

1.Winning one game

2.Overpriced players

3.Good record


As the Knicks' superstar roster began to age, the team gradually fell out of regular post-season competition, although the Knicks' home court at Madison Square Garden was home to one of the era's biggest scorers in the early and mid-1980s, Bernard King. . The Knicks' fall culminated in the team posting a third-worst league record in the 1984–85 season (due in part to King's career-threatening injury), whichβ€”combined with some luck in the NBA draft lotteryβ€”allowed the team to select center Patrick Ewing, the first pick for draft in 1985. Behind Ewing, the Knicks had many winning seasons and consistently qualified for postseason play, including two more NBA Finals berths, but the team never won a title in Ewing's 15 seasons in New York. Five of those playoff losses came at the hands of the dominant Michael Jordan. The Chicago Bulls teams from the late 1980s to the mid-1990s, and the two franchises developed a bitter rivalry (often witnessed by the Knicks' most famous fan, the film director Spike Lee).

Ewing was traded in 2000, and the Knicks entered a losing streak shortly thereafter. The Knicks hired former Detroit Pistons All-Star guard Isaiah Thomas as team president in 2003. Under his leadership, the Knicks' payroll has grown to unprecedented levels, but the team has consistently finished its conference position at or near its lowest level. In addition to on-court failures, the Knicks were mired in a string of off-court scandals, leading many observers to brand Thomas's Knicks as the worst franchise in professional sports. Thomas was sacked in 2008 and the Knicks entered recovery mode with a new front office and new coaching staff that soon brought in star players Amar'e Stoudemire (in 2010) and Carmelo Anthony (in 2010–11) in an attempt bring the franchise and its fans to life.

The Knicks' revamped roster paid immediate dividends, as the team made the playoffs every season after Anthony was added, and in the 2012–13 season. The team won their first division title in 19 years. The team's success was short-lived, and in an attempt to start a reorganization, it hired former Nick Phil Jackson as team president during a disastrous 2013–14 campaign that saw the club finish eight games under .500 and miss out on the playoffs in a weak Eastern Conference. Anthony missed the second half of the 2014–15 season with an injury and the Knicks subsequently limped to the worst record in franchise history (17–65). The following year, Anthony returned to full strength, but the Knicks were unable to significantly improve their numbers, resulting in New York losing their star shortly before the start of the 2017–18 season. In the 2018–19 season, the Knicks again recorded 17 wins and had the worst record in the NBA that season.

The Knicks and former Phoenix Suns leader Amar'e Stoudemire, who became a free agent, reached an agreement on July 5, 2010. A five-year, $100 million contract was signed on July 8. Team president Donnie Walsh called Stoudemire's signing a turning point for the future of the Knicks.

5.New banner

6.That moment


Amare Stoudemire to the Knicks

New York continued to drastically change the team, trading David Lee to the Golden State Warriors in exchange for Anthony Randolph, Kelenn Azubuke and Ronnie Turiaf. The Knicks also signed Charlotte's Raymond Felton and Russian center Timofey Mozgov. These changes allowed the Knicks to sell all of their season tickets, which had not happened before since 2002.

Carmelo Anthony, new Knicks star

Team D'Antoni, led by Stoudemire and a group of young players made up of Felton, Gallinari, Mozgov, Wilson Chandler and rookie Landry Fields, went 28-26 into the 2011 NBA All-Star break, the first positive margin the Knicks by February starting in 2000. Despite Donnie Walsh's success in building a team during his first three years in office, the Knicks couldn't stop there and tried their best to get Denver Nuggets leader Carmelo Anthony.

After months of negotiations, Anthony was traded to New York on February 21, 2011, along with teammates Chauncey Billups, Shelden Williams, Anthony Carter and former Knicks player Renaldo Balkman. Denver, in turn, received Felton, Gallinari, Chandler, Mozgov, Costa Koufos, a 2014 first-round pick, a 2013 and 2014 second-round pick, and $3 million. After that, the Knicks traded Anthony Randolph and Eddie Curry to the Minnesota, in exchange for Corey Brewer, who was immediately given to Dallas.

On April 3, 2011, the Knicks defeated Cleveland 123-107 for the first time since 2004 to win an NBA playoff berth. On April 10, 2011, after defeating Indiana with the help of Carmelo Anthony, the Knicks guaranteed themselves a positive win-loss difference for the first time since 2000.

8.The moment


10.Six games

11.That face

12.Playing time


14.How fun


16.No God


18.Started from the bottom



21.Made it



24.Fans be like

25.Good vibe



28.Top of East

29.My knicks


31.Changes are here




35.Going to pretend

36.One year deal

37.Shoot your shot


39.World champions

40.Not sure


42.NBA fans

43.They said

44.Phone wallpaper




48.Worst record

49.In a row

50.Knicks ranked

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