Today is the 19th anniversary of “The Dunk” and it was the greatest moment of my life as a Knicks fan. I still remember it like it was yesterday. I was only a child of two immigrant parents that knew nothing about this game, where behemoths fought over an orange ball and attempted to put it into a metal hoop. Their ignorance didn’t stop me from loving the sport and from cherishing the moment. I still have the poster….somewhere. Not exactly sure where it is just like I don’t know where the Knicks’ gumption was during the Miami Heat series two weeks ago.
The hesitation that Starks used to freeze BJ Armstrong and then the quick step to the right in order drive baseline that caused BJ to lose his socks and eat his shoe was just awesome. I thought he was going to stop short for a short jumper because of his diminutive stature and the fact that Horace Grant was creeping with one eye on him from the other side of the paint. But there was an opening…..and he kept going. And when he leaped into the air Read the rest of this entry »