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NY Knicks’ Jeremy Lin Story

Jeremy Lin pointing to pass

NY Knicks' Jeremy Lin story, of Asian-American kid out of Harvard who brought life back to Garden is American classic

In the land of opportunity, Lin finally gets his chance and makes the most of it

by Mike Lupica
NEW YORK DAILY NEWS - Sunday, February 12, 2012, 11:17 PM

There are so many elements to what has happened already to Jeremy Lin, because the rest of the league missed him and the Knicks nearly did, because he comes from Harvard, because he is Asian-American, because basketball New York has fallen for him as suddenly and completely as it has.ÔÇ¿ÔÇ¿

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Behind gimpy Reed, Knicks make stand

Willis Reed in 1970 NBA Championship

Hobbled captain inspires club to '70 title.

By Bruce Lowitt

Hollywood could not have written a better ending: the old warrior coming to the aid of his comrades in arms for one final climactic battle.

Willis Reed played the role to perfection.

It was May 8, 1970, and the New York Knicks were staring defeat in the face -- Wilt Chamberlain's face -- in Game 7 of the NBA Finals against the Los Angeles Lakers. Reed, the Knicks center, their captain, their rock, appeared too hurt to play.

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Wooden retires after 10th title

UCLA gives Wizard of Westwood a grand sendoff by beating Kentucky 92-85.

By Bruce Lowitt

They knew it would be their last game under John Wooden. They already had won nine NCAA basketball championships under his tutelage. But the UCLA Bruins wanted this one as a going-away present for their coach.

When the 1974-75 season had begun, UCLA was, for the first time in nine years, not the defending champion. It had lost in the 1974 Final Four semifinals to eventual champion North Carolina State.

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Pistol Pete Maravich

This is about one of the greatest Basketball Players of all time.

With a mop of brown hair and his trademark floppy socks, “Pistol Pete” Maravich didn’t necessarily look the part of a court magician. But, he was born to play basketball. His between-the-legs dribbles, artistic assists that others could only dream of, and long-distant shooting created a basketball showtime that was as entertaining as it was productive.

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Hoop Dream Comes True

Autistic Team Manager Makes Hoop Dream Come True High School Senior Scores 20 Points in Waning Moments of His Only Game — By Ben Dobbin, AP GREECE, N.Y. (Feb. 24) – Jason McElwain had done everything he was asked to do for the Greece Athena High School basketball team – …

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