HoopsCritic Hot 50 – #30 Walt Frazier

The co-pilot on a couple Championship teams, a cool cat, and one of the better defensive point guards to lace em up. Despite never winning the MVP or Finals MVP, and openly admitting Willis Reed was the leader of the Knicks Clyde finds himself higher on the list. A true testament to the charismatic nature of Mr. Frazier. While Frazier didn’t have the career totals of some of the point guards listed before him, he …

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HoopsCritic Hot 50 – #32 Jason Kidd

Jason Kidd was a special player, the type of leader that didn’t grace the court often. He hustled, he was vocal, he contributed in all facets of the game. Kidd’s narrative ended with a Championship, unlike Steve Nash, Allen Iverson, Patrick Ewing, and others on this list. Kidd was also fortunate to be a real contributor to his Championship squad unlike Gary Payton. But, before he won in Dallas Kidd was a perennial MVP candidate …

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HoopsCritic Hot 50 – #34 Patrick Ewing

Big Pat was a phenom in College, an easy choice for the Knicks in the 1985 draft. Although Patrick Ewing was ultimately unable to bring the NYC faithful a Championship, he brought them as close as you could possibly go, one game away. He finished in the top five of MVP voting on six separate occasions he was an unfortunate victim of the Jordan/Olajuwon era. Many would argue he was the greatest to ever wear …

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HoopsCritic Hot 50 – #36 Willis Reed

The Captain rarely gets his due, often forgotten despite having a breathtaking resume. Willis Reed is one of only 10 players to win a MVP award, Finals MVP, and Championship in the same season. He was the leader and Finals MVP on the only two title teams the blue, orange, and white have ever mustered. Reed had a shortened but dominant run leading the Knicks in their golden era. Despite retiring in 1974, to this …

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The Worst Shot in Basketball

The Worst Shot in Basketball   The playoffs are a skip and a jump away, so naturally it’s almost time to put in the official playoff prediction. If you’re like me, chances are you’re still undecided. There’s a lot of information out there, an awful lot of reasoning to support several teams, and their chances to host the Larry O’Brien come this June. The debate between analytic lovers and eye test advocates rages on, what …

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