Ranking our favorite end-of-the-bench New York Knicks since 2010.
There hasn’t been a lot to root for in following the New York Knicks over the past decade. But that doesn’t mean fans haven’t built admiration for some of the players to pass through Madison Square Garden during that time.
As basketball fans, we get lured in by the athletic prowess, the dexterity on the baseline (thanks Clyde!), the intensity of the competition, and the physicality in the post.
As hardcore basketball fans, we stay for the free taco if the team scores 110 points, for the scoring record that might be broken, the postgame handshakes, and for the authentic jersey a player might toss into the stands.
Whether you fall into the category of regular fan or hardcore diehard, there’s one tradition that everyone can get behind: the roar of the crowd when the last guy on the bench gets into the ballgame during the very end of what Marv Albert likes to call “gahhbage time.”
Before we get into the list, a few honorable mentions: Andy Rautins, Jerome Jordan, Earl Barron, Lou Amundsen, Jimmer Fredette, Marshall Plumlee, Luke Kornet, Iggy Brazdeikis. You can let us know in the comments if we forgot anyone obvious.
Everyone loves to root for the underdog, so without further ado, pump up the artificial crowd noise – since that’s what we do in 2020 – and give a standing Garden ovation to the top 5 end-of-the-bench fan favorites over the past ten years.