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November 28, 2011

When the Knicks Ruled the NBA

New York Times columnist Harvey Araton takes a gentler tack for his latest basketball book, revisiting the time when Walt, Clyde, and Bill were kings of the Garden.

Andrew Golding

The NBA season apparently will begin on Christmas Day, an exciting event for pro-hoops lovers after nearly two months of lockout-related drama. Among top storylines for the upcoming season is the New York Knicks' ability to mesh as a team. Boasting two of the top players in the league, Carmelo Anthony and Amar'e Stoudemire, in their first full season together, the Knicks are considered one of the elite squads in the Eastern Conference, a big change after 11 years without a playoff series win. But it takes more than two great players to win a championship—and sometimes even more than three great players, as demonstrated by the Miami Heat's loss in the NBA Finals last season.

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