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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
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), which—combined with some luck in the NBA draft lottery—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.
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.
18.Started from the bottom
24.Fans be like
28.Top of East
31.Changes are here
35.Going to pretend
36.One year deal
37.Shoot your shot
49.In a row
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The Los Angeles Lakers have a long history, predating the formation of the National Basketball Association (NBA).
The Lakers, founded in 1947, are one of the most famous and successful NBA. As of the summer of 2012, the Lakers hold all records for wins (No. 125), win percentage (620), and NBA Finals (32). They are tied in NBA championships with the Boston Celtics, winning 17 NBA titles and making more Finals than their biggest rivals (15 vs. 4 in running up), effectively making them their most successful to date. Their team includes some of the game's greatest players, including George Yan, Jim Pollard, Clyde Lovellette, Elgin Baylor, Jerry West, Wilt Chamberlain, Gale Goodrich, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Jamin Wilks, James Worthy, Magic Johnson, Shaquille Goodrich.
The Los Angeles Lakers are an American professional basketball team based in Los Angeles. The Lakers compete in the National Basketball Association (NBA) as a member of the league's Western Conference Pacific Division. The Lakers play their home games at the Staples Center, an arena shared with the NBA's Los Angeles Clippers, the Los Angeles Sparks of the Women's National Basketball Association, and the Los Angeles Kings of the National Hockey League. The Lakers are one of the most successful teams in NBA history, having won 17 NBA championships as well as the most wins with the Boston Celtics in NBA history.
The franchise began with the 1947 purchase of the disbanded Detroit Gems of the National Basketball League (NBL). The new team began playing in Minneapolis, Minnesota, calling themselves the Minneapolis Lakers. Originally a member of the NBL, the Lakers won the 1948 NBL championship before joining the rival Basketball Association of America, where they won five of their next six championships under star George Mikan. After financial difficulties in the late 1950s following Mikan's retirement, they moved to Los Angeles prior to the 1960–61 season.
1.Lakers fans and haters
Led by Hall of Famers Elgin Baylor and Jerry West, Los Angeles reached the NBA Finals six times in the 1960s but lost every series to the Celtics, beginning their long and storied rivalry. In 1968, the Lakers acquired four-time NBA Most Valuable Player (MVP) Wilt Chamberlain and won their sixth NBA title—and first in Los Angeles—in 1972 under new head coach Bill Sharman. After the departure of West and Chamberlain, the team switched to superstar Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, who won several MVP awards with the Lakers. Although the team failed to reach the finals in the late 1970s, two major changes occurred in 1979 that ushered in a new golden era for the franchise. First, Jerry Buss bought the Lakers and, as the owner of the team, pioneered the vision of basketball games as both entertainment and sporting events. Second, the Lakers selected Magic Johnson first overall in the 1979 NBA draft.
The combination of Johnson passing by the wunderkind and Abdul-Jabbar provided the Lakers with two superstars that cemented their roster. The addition of head coach Pat Riley in 1981 and James Worthy in the 1982 NBA draft established the Lakers as a powerhouse in the NBA during the 1980s. The team was nicknamed the "Showtime Lakers" due to the fast break, a transitional offense that Johnson contributed to. The team has won five championships in nine years, including some spectacular Finals appearances against archrivals, the Celtics.
After Abdul-Jabbar, Johnson and Worthy retired, the team struggled through the 1990s until they drafted Kobe Bryant and signed Shaquille O'Neal in 1996. The superstar duo, along with Hall of Famer coach Phil Jackson, led the Lakers to three straight wins. championships between 2000 and 2002, securing the franchise's second top three. After the team lost in the 2004 NBA Finals, the Shaq-and-Kobe era ended when the Lakers traded O'Neal. It wasn't until the Lakers traded for Pau Gasol that Bryant and Jackson returned to the NBA Finals, winning two more titles in 2009 and 2010. The team failed to return to its former glory for the remainder of the decade, and Bryant retired in 2016. In 2020, the Lakers, led by LeBron James, Anthony Davis and coach Frank Vogel, secured the 17th seed in the championship, tying the Celtics for the win. most titles in NBA history.
The Lakers set the record for the longest winning streak in the NBA, 33 consecutive games, during the 1971–72 season. Twenty-six Hall of Famers have played for Los Angeles and four have coached the team. Four Lakers - Abdul-Jabbar, Johnson, O'Neal, and Bryant - have won the NBA MVP Award, for a total of eight awards.
The Lakers franchise began in 1947 when Ben Berger and Morris Chalfen of Minnesota bought the recently disbanded Detroit Gems from the National Basketball League (NBL) for $15,000 from Gems owner Maury Winston. Minneapolis-based sportswriter Sid Hartman played a key behind-the-scenes role in helping to close the deal and then the team. Inspired by Minnesota's nickname "Land of 10,000 Lakes", the team named themselves the Lakers. Hartman helped them recruit John Kundle of St. Thomas College to be their first head coach by meeting him and selling him to the team.
The Lakers had a solid roster that included forward Jim Pollard, playmaker Herm Schaefer, and center George Mikan, who became the most dominant player in the NBL. In their first season, they led the league with a 43–17 record and won the NBL championship later that season.
Hall of Famer George Mikan (#99) led the Lakers franchise to their first five NBA championships. The official NBA website describes him as "the first superstar" in league history.
In 1948, the Lakers moved from the NBL to the Basketball Association of America (BAA), and Mikan's average of 28.3 points per game set a BAA record. In the 1949 BAA Finals, they won the championship by defeating the Washington Capitols four to two. The next season, the team improved to 51–17, repeating as champions. In the 1950–51 season, Mikan won his third straight scoring streak with 28.4 points per game as the Lakers went 44–24 to win their second straight division title. One of those games, a 19–18 loss against the Fort Wayne Pistons, became infamous as the lowest-scoring game in NBA history. In the playoffs, they defeated the Indianapolis Olympians in three games, but lost to the Rochester Royals in the next round.
7.Who they got
8.What we wanted
10.Expectations vs Reality
11.30 years from now
14.We run LA now
17.Sorry for trading
21.When you realize
23.This could be scary
28.LeBron and AD
34.What you’re missing?
37.You better win
41.Haven’t decided yet
47.How to be
48.On your team
50.Don’t beat anyone