Once a Knick, always a Knick: Rose back in New York lineup
New York Knicks guard Derrick Rose looks to pass the ball as Miami Heat guard Duncan Robinson (55) defends during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Tuesday, Feb. 9, 2021, in Miami. (AP Photo/Marta Lavandier)MIAMI – The first thing Derrick Rose did in his second stint with the New York Knicks was start handing out assists. Rose made his second Knicks debut Tuesday night in Miami, scoring 14 points in 20 minutes in New York's 98-96 loss to the Heat. Rose won the 2011 NBA MVP award, capping his first season under Thibodeau and a 62-20 season for the Bulls. “I think he’s in great shape.
Harthorne Wingo, 73, fan favorite on Knicks title team, dies
FILE - In this April 5, 2013, file photo, Harthorne Wingo waves to the crowd during a ceremony to honor the 1972-73 world champion New York Knicks NBA basketball team at New York's Madison Square Garden. The former New York Knick and fan favorite Harthorne Wingo has died. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II, File)NEW YORK – Harthorne Wingo, a fan favorite and reserve on the New York Knicks’ 1973 NBA championship team, has died. Apart from Frazier, Wingo played on a title team with the likes of Willis Reed, Earl Monroe, Bill Bradley, Dave DeBusschere, Jerry Lucas, Dick Barnett and Phil Jackson. The Beastie Boys referenced Wingo's name in a rap lyric to the song “Lay It On Me” more than a decade after Wingo's Knicks career had ended.
Michael Jordan and Chicago Bulls' 'The Last Dance:' 5 Things You Did Not Know Going Into the Docuseries
Early in his life, Michael Jordan became a competitor thanks to the lessons his father, James, taught him. There, Jordan said he “went from Mike to Michael Jordan,” and the country soon knew his name. Opting out of his senior year of college, Jordan entered NBA draft in 1984 and was taken 3rd in the first round by the failing Chicago Bulls. “Whenever they speak Michael Jordan, they should speak Scottie Pippen.”Scottie Pippen joined the Bulls in 1987, three years after the team signed Jordan. Jackson joined the Chicago Bulls as an assistant coach in the late 1980s after he was hired by Krauss.