Knicks: 4 things Obi Toppin revealed about himself in Players’ Tribune article

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Things Knicks rookie Obi Toppin revealed: He is a winner and craves a legacy

Finally — and this is what New Yorkers should be most excited about — Obi Toppin is clearly a winner. A substantial portion of his penned article on The Players’ Tribune is all about how he craved a conclusion to the 2020 season, and how he knows that the team’s season would have ended in a winning way.

It’s worth reading his entire article because that’s the only true way to get a feel for the passion he feels regarding Dayton’s end to the season due to COVID-19, but here’s an excerpt:

"“And on that huge stage, the world would finally see what I saw in every game and every practice — that we had a team good enough to beat anybody. A team that expected to beat anybody.”"

And ultimately, Toppin thinks he would have led his team as far as they could possibly go:

"“Now, in my heart, as a Flyer, do I truly believe we would have been the last team standing at the end of March Madness? Hell yeah. No doubt.”"

And finally, Toppin wants a legacy for himself. That idea of crafting such a legacy, inspired by his father Dunker’s Delight, is what has long called him. In his article, he mentions that his coach convinced him to return to Dayton in part because he believed he could have a legacy with the Flyers.

"“As my father’s son, the word legacy means a lot to me. I had a belief that the NBA would be there for me later, but I knew that I still had another dream to chase.”"

Born and raised in New York, on the courts of New York, what better place to make your legacy than Madison Square Garden as a New York Knick?

No better place.

Toppin is a winner, and he’s looking to create his legacy with the Knicks.

I think if you asked him if he was going to leave a legacy at MSG, his answer would be the same as whether or not the Flyers would have won March Madness:

"“Hell yeah. No doubt.”"

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