Since my last post I have read through today:
2 Chronicles 1-18.
That's a lot of reading.
Today is May 8th. And in Knicks history May 8th means this...the most famous moment in franchise history.
Dig Howard Cosell's hair by the way.
In the Scottius Maximus universe, however, there is an even bigger May 8 for the Knicks.
Three years later, May 8, 1973, was the night known as "Dave Debusschere Night".
For in the 1973 NBA Finals, a rematch of sorts of 1970, he scored 33 points, and in the final minute of the game, as the Lakers were closing in on the Knicks in Game 4, he wrestled the ball away from Wilt Chamberlain on an errant Knick shot, put it back up and in, and was fouled by Chamberlain in the process.
That was the play of the series. It was the moment, as a 4th grader staying up late to see the game, I just knew the Knicks were going to win another championship.
I also remember how close Wilt Chamberlain, who was never ejected from any game in his career, came to getting ejected as he argued the call.
At least that is how I remember it.
Unfortunately, this game has apparently been "lost". You can't find it anywhere on the internet. At least at this time. But I have faith someone out there has it on tape, and will post it any day now.
It's hard to even find anything written about this game. But I keep looking. I found the NY Times article about it from May 9th.