The Knicks have always been close to the big stars of the NBA. Even in the past disastrous New York years, all seasons other NBA champions have been linked to the Knicks.
Even in the past, when Michael Jordan was playing with the Chicago Bulls, there was never a lack of rumors about the number 23 playing in his favorite arena, Madison Square Garden.
On Thursday, his agent David Falk said it was “unlikely” and would have taken a “disaster” to leave the Bulls, but at least they prepared for the possibility.
“Obviously we had to do due diligence in the event of a disaster, you don’t want to be unprepared,” said Falk during an interview on SiriusXM NBA Radio. “But I think the possibility of leaving Chicago for any team was unlikely.”
However, Falk, who represented both Jordan and Patrick Ewing, had the idea of joining the two players on the same team, whether he was in New York or “the moon”.
“Now for me, obviously in 1996, representing both Michael Jordan and Patrick Ewing,” said Falk. “If both could play for the same team on the moon it would have been fantastic. Michael would have given Patrick the league he craved, you would have had the most dominant big man in the league and the most dominant player in the league in the same team. It had nothing to do with being in New York, it could have been on the moon”.