19. Larry Johnson
One play embodies everything that made Larry Johnson so special to the New York Knicks. That isn’t to say that his five seasons with the team were otherwise meaningless, but instead to highlight a legendary moment.
In Game 3 of the 1999 Eastern Conference Finals, Johnson hit a shot that anyone can visualize upon hearing just three words: four point play.
Johnson’s heroics in that moment played a critical role in getting the Knicks to the 1999 NBA Finals. Outside of that shot, his play, in general, was vital to New York’s shocking run.
Title or not, that’s tough to ignore.
He never reached his Charlotte Hornets level of play with the Knicks, but not many people hold that against him. Enduring recurring injuries, Johnson still trotted out onto the floor and gave it his all.
That toughness is what made him so endearing to Knicks fans.
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