Thursday, May 31, 2007

like back in the day

While using the elliptical machine at the gym this afternoon, I was glued to ESPN Classic which was showing Game 2 of the 1993 Eastern Conference Finals between the arch rivals, Knicks and Bulls. Watching it brought me back to my adolescence when the Knicks, who were competitive then, found themselves year after year in a heated, excited contest against Michael Jordan and the indomitable Bulls. Those sure were exciting years of playoff basketball for Knicks fans. The Garden was rocking then. The voice of Marv Albert was synonymous with Knick playoff basketball. Names like Mason, Ewing, Oakley, Starks, Anthony, Paxon, Williams, Armstrong, Cartwright reentered my consciousness once again. True, we (the Knicks) never did make it pass the Bulls while Jordan led the team. They stopped us every time, but the fierce competition and energy were thrilling and memorable. It was almost as exciting to watch the rerun this afternoon as it was 14 years ago.

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