Found May 19, 2013 on Mike Silva's Sports Media Watchdog:
The Knicks championship dreams died last night at Indiana’s Bankers Life Fieldhouse. It seemed all season it was the basketball gods will for this squad to make it to the NBA Finals and bring home their first championship since 1973. No Knicks team excited New Yorkers like this group, perhaps not even the ’94 and ’99 squads that made it to the Finals. These Knicks had a superstar like those teams, but the surrounding cast was athletic, shot the lights out of the ball and a persona (thanks to social media) where you felt a connection. No matter the injury or obstacle it appeared they would persevere. The 90s Knicks were tough, rugged and gritty- a lunch pail team that identified with the underdog. This team was glitter and glamour, more finesse than rugged. They could blow you out of the building with their three-point shooting at any given moment. Quite frankly, it was a fun team for which to root. Unfortunately, the “live by the three, die by the three” mentality became undone in t...
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