Who are the greatest players in New York Knicks history? Is it Patrick Ewing, Walt Frazier, Bernard King or Willis Reed at No. 1?
Mar 18, 2014; New York, NY, USA; New York Knicks new president of basketball operations Phil Jackson (middle) poses for a photo with former Knicks players Walt Frazier and Dick Barnett at a press conference at Madison Square Garden. Mandatory Credit: William Perlman/THE STAR-LEDGER via USA TODAY Sports
Who is the greatest player in New York Knicks history? That question has been asked many times before, and if you ask four people, you might get four different answers.
Thus, the challenge has been accepted of determining who should be known as the No. 1 Knicks player of all-time.
In order to get to No. 1, the steps were traced through the Top 25 players in franchise history. They were not ranked solely based on talent, but instead valued through a number of factors.
Talent and production certainly come into play, as do their importance to the organization, their postseason resumes and their lasting legacy.
Not every player will be a household name, nor will the elder statesmen receive an automatic nod over their contemporaries. What every one of these 25 players has in common, however, is something significant.
Each of New York’s Top 25 all-time players has left a permanent mark on the organization.