My husband, a loyal, die-hard Knicks fan, can tell you most every fact about the Knicks dating back to when he first became a fan back in the 1980’s. I recently asked him what solidified him as a fan for life. He said it was when the Knicks drafted Patrick Ewing in 1985. He gets all nostalgic and goes on to tell me how, back then, defense was their game and for 12 years they made the playoffs. He boldly states that if not for Michael Jordan, the Knicks would have had a chance at the championship title. The drafting of Patrick Ewing made my husband a Knicks fan for life.
Now, some 25 years later, the next generation of Knicks fans in our family experienced a player acquisition that had the same effect, but quite a different outcome. My oldest son has followed in his father’s footsteps and is a die-hard Knicks fan. For several months he told me how the Knicks were going to win it all next year because the Knicks were going to acquire LeBron James. Now, granted, we are a sports family so I knew who he was talking about but, even if you … Read more at FryingPanSports