1. Walt “Clyde” Frazier
The New York Knicks drafted Walt Frazier with the fifth overall pick in the 1967 NBA Draft, and they were delighted with several seasons of exceptional basketball. Frazier was the floor general for both Knicks’ championship teams, and New York still loves “Clyde.”
Frazier spent ten of his 13 NBA seasons with the Knicks and he averaged 19.2 ppg, 6.3 apg and 6.0 rpg. As for his individual accolades, Frazier was named to seven All-Star teams and he was awarded with the 1975 NBA-All-Star MVP. In addition, Clyde was named to the All-NBA team seven times, All-Defensive team seven times and All-Rookie team in 1968.
However, Walt Frazier will be most remembered for his jaw-dropping performance in Game 7 of the 1970 NBA Finals. With Willis Reed unable to play, Frazier led the Knicks to a championship after a 30 point, 19 assist, 7 rebound and 5 steal performance.
Frazier is currently the Knicks’ TV broadcaster, and he is providing listeners with entertaining commentary.