As the NBA celebrates the 25th anniversary of Bernard King's 60-point performance (see the previous blog for video), King looks forward to new legends to follow in his footsteps at the Garden.
In a story posted last week by Tim Povtak of NBA Fanhouse, King said he believes the Madison Square Garden stage is invaluable to star players and, therefore, the Knicks "have a good shot" and not only landing LeBron James, but possible also Dwyane Wade. The two have openly talked about the possibility of teaming up as free agents.
"As big of stars as those guys are now, it would be even more magnified if they went there," King said. "You become a household name to everyone if you play in New York City. It's a magical place that goes well beyond basketball. You're up there with legends like Ali and Sinatra."
King, who lives full-time in Atlanta, added, "I know if they sign LeBron, I'll be back there in New York at the games a lot more. A franchise can be rebuilt quickly through free agency and the Knicks might be one of those now."
Check out my story from Thursday's Newsday to see how David Lee could factor into a way the Knicks could acquire one of these stars.