As the Knicks celebrate the past tonight by honoring the 40th anniversary of the 1969-70 championship team in the second annual Knicks Legends Night, one of those legends sees something to celebrate in the future.
"It was like the days when Patrick [Ewing] was here and Pat Riley was here and they had all the really good teams and how the fans were gung-ho and like, 'Not in our building, we're going to get it done'," Willis Reed said of the throwback atmosphere Saturday night at the Garden during the overtime loss to the Thunder. "I saw that kind of enthusiasm and hope it can continue."
Reed also said the change in atmosphere, with a bona fide superstar in Tracy McGrady in the house, "gives us a glimmer of hope."
Certainly the $30 million in salary cap space is reasonable cause for optimism as well.