Highlighting some of the forgotten players from the nineties Knicks.
New York Knicks fans who lived through the 1990s were never completely satisfied during that era, as the team failed to win a NBA championship. However, years later, those same fans look back at that decade with admiration and nostalgia for when their favorite team was a perennial contender, instead of whatever they are now (the opposite).
While we all know the obvious names that filled the rough ‘n tumble rosters of those nineties Knicks teams, there are some players people might have forgotten about since then, but who played a role in helping the team remain competitive for the entire decade.
Think about this: as New York just completed their seventh consecutive season without sniffing the playoffs, from 1987 until 2001, the organization played in the postseason every single year.
Focusing on the nineties, from 1989-90 to 1998-99, the Knicks appeared in 124 playoff games, winning 65 of them, and reaching the NBA Finals twice. Imagine that!
So while players like Patrick Ewing and Charles Oakley and John Starks and Anthony Mason have received plenty of fanfare in celebration of those competitive Knicks teams, let’s take a walk down memory lane and highlight a few of their unheralded teammates. Granted, Knicks fans never forget a player who suited up in blue and orange – once a Knick, always a Knick – but these are players that don’t come to mind when you first think of the 1990s Knicks.