Tag Archives: Willis Reed

BACK PEDAL: BILL RIESER

Back in the day in my early 20’s I played on a travel basketball team, Brooklyn USA. My guy Ziggy ran the team and would gather up basketball players from around New York City. ¬†We would compete in summer leagues, … Continue reading

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BROOKLYN’S IN THE HOUSE

The year was 1970, I was six-years-old living in Brooklyn, New York. It was the first time I fell in love; in love with the New York Knickerbockers. That was forty-two years ago. It was also the year the Knicks … Continue reading

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PARTING IS SUCH SWEET SORROW

I was six-years-old when my love affair began with the New York Knicks. That was forty-two years ago. It was also the year they won their first of two NBA championships. How can a young boy growing up in the … Continue reading

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