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Anyone see the 30 For 30 show last night about the '70s NY Knicks?

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Pretty awesome episode about their championship years and how they got there. If they replay it you should try to watch it.
 

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Is this an OT thread? I am in NY, buuuuuuuut...
 
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STRIIP: would second that emotion. The show was extremely well done. If anybody gets any news on a replay, I'd like to tape it...a classic.
 

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Pretty awesome episode about their championship years and how they got there. If they replay it you should try to watch it.
1:30 Saturday.
 
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Kind of sad that Dean "The Dream" Meminger passed away. I didn't know that.

What a fantastic couple of teams those were. One of my favorite players was Earl Monroe when he played with the Bullets. I couldn't believe it when he went to the Knicks but I was glad he got a championship.
 

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Pretty awesome episode about their championship years and how they got there. If they replay it you should try to watch it.

It was almost as good as the 30 for 30 episode on the 4 days in October 2004 when the Red Sox came back from a 3-0 deficit to beat the NY Yankees.
 
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The 30 for 30 series has for the most part been very good. The only one I truly didn't like was the one made about athletes & their financial troubles. Not because I don't like the topic, I just thought the film makers could have done a better job.
 
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I was old enough to have watched those games when they happened (as I think some of you did).

Wonder what the younger people think about them?
 
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I was old enough to have watched those games when they happened (as I think some of you did).

Wonder what the younger people think about them?

The game is certainly a lot different today isn't it? When I was growing up my dad was a huge basketball fan so we'd end up watching the NBA whenever it was on TV. Compared to today players were much slower and not nearly as athletic/powerful in motion.
 

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How good was the 1973 team?

Center: Willis Reed, HOF
Power forward: Dave DeBusschere, HOF
Small forward: Bill Bradley, HOF
Shooting guard: Earl Monroe, HOF
Point guard: Walt Frazier, HOF

Coach: Red Holzman, HOF

Reserve: Jerry Lucas, HOF
Reserve: Phil Jackson, HOF as coach
 

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He was on the Tonight Show, possibly several times. He had memorized the Manhattan phone book. I'm not sure that he was a lunatic, but he had extraordinary mental abilities.

If you memorize the phone book, then you are a lunatic in MY book!
 
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Willis Reed was a regular in my town because I went to school with his niece and we were friends. I thought nothing of it. It's funny what kids get and don't get.
 
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As good as last night's show was it didn't have the conflict needed for great drama. The director tried, detailing Cazzie Russell and Willis Reed's dustup. But this was a minor argument. An even better 30 for 30 was the Bad Boys of Detroit. That was a classic.
 
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The Knicks episode was better for me because it went farther back and explained some of the history of the NBA itself.

There was only one game a week (Sunday) if you weren't living in a city that had a team. I had to read about the stars and teams from magazines I got from a used book store.

I watched the show again last night.
 
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The game is certainly a lot different today isn't it? When I was growing up my dad was a huge basketball fan so we'd end up watching the NBA whenever it was on TV. Compared to today players were much slower and not nearly as athletic/powerful in motion.
Nice post.

Wonder how the Spurs or Heat would do against the '60s Celtics, '70s Knicks and Lakers if there were a time machine?

My money would be on the old teams.
 

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Wilt and Jerry West's Lakers against the Spurs? No contest.

Russel's Celts against Lebron? Lebron wouldn't dare go inside.

yeah you are right...right after smoking a pack of cigarettes and having a pancake dinner...they'd beat those athletes!
 

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Wilt and Jerry West's Lakers against the Spurs? No contest.

Russel's Celts against Lebron? Lebron wouldn't dare go inside.

If they were playing at the level of athleticism and skill that they did in the 60s/70s, the old teams would get crushed. It's the same in pretty much every team sport.

You are measuring the older guys defensive and offensive prowess against athletes who were not nearly as developed as they are today. Lebron would put up 75 a game against those guys.
 
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yeah you are right...right after smoking a pack of cigarettes and having a pancake dinner...they'd beat those athletes!
The newer teams might as well smoke a pack of cig and eat breakfast cause there's no way they could beat those teams.
 
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