Tuesday, March 21, 2023

Remembering May 8, 1970, and Willis Reed


Today, we learned that New York Knick legend Willis Reed passed away at age 80.  Please check Basketball-Reference  to see the statistics he compiled during his Hall of Fame career for the New York Knicks.

The highlight of his career had to be winning the NBA championship on May 8, 1970, at Madison Square Garden. The Knicks and the Los Angeles Lakers were tied at 3-3, but it was uncertain if Willis would be able to play with a muscle tear in his right thigh.

The Knicks ott an emotional rush when their captain hobbled onto the floor against the Lakers, hit two jump shots, and boosted his teammates’ confidence and performance for their first NBA championship.

RIP Willis and thanks for the memories.

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