Today we talked with Paul Knepper, Author of The Knicks of the Nineties: Ewing, Oakley, Starks and the Brawlers That Almost Won It All. We take a walk down memory lane to a time where the Knicks were consistently fun and good, talk about our favorite seasons, players, and moments. We also get a taste of some of the many interesting stories in Pauls book.
Written by Steve Musil (email@example.com)
The Canadian dollar has dropped steadily over the last few months. The unemployment rate rose slightly in Quebec, and there’s a Federal election in October. Right now main my concern is the Knicks.
I am and always will be a Knicks fan. It started at the age of 11, when I was predominately taller than the kids in my class, and I was told I should give basketball a try. I was horrible at first. All I could do was rebound due to my height advantage, but that was mainly it. Then in 1991, I remember catching a Knicks game on television. I was infatuated immediately. Ewing, Mason, Starks, Jackson, the X-man, Wilkins. I mean c’mon! They were gritty, they had heart, they had swagger, and a cool as ice coach in Riley. They were my team immediately, and my basketball religion. I did everything I could to get better after that, and modeled my game after Ewing and his gang wherever I could.
I have never wavered from this team, and I am not about to. Continue reading