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