New York Knicks legend praises Donte DiVincenzo, comparing him to the team’s ’90s icon

The New York Knicks are enjoying playoff life right now. They have a two-game lead against the Philadelphia 76ers and are slowly changing history in the Big Apple.

While Jalen Brunson deservedly gets all the credit, other members of the Knicks have also played key roles in the team’s success. Donte DiVincenzo is one of the players who has particularly stood out in the last two games.

The guard had a more dynamic role during the team’s impressive Game 2 win over the Philadelphia 76ers, and his game-winner was the icing on the cake of an incredible postseason journey for the Knicks thus far.

His play was so solid that a beloved icon in Knicks history drew a great comparison between him and another legendary player.

Walt Frazier is a respected name in New York history and people listen whenever the two-time NBA champion talks about anything related to the Knicks.

After DiVincenzo’s epic victory, Frazier couldn’t help but compare him to John Starks, the dynamic point guard who played outstanding basketball for the Knicks in the 1990s.

According to Kenneth Teape of the NBA Analysis Network:

“It is the second coming of the man John Stark. He’s tough like Starks and hellish … creates some havoc on defense, excellent at getting into the passing lane, huffing and stuffing … can fire up a crowd,” Frazier said, via a question session and answers with Steve Serby of the New York Post.

Starks was an impressive point guard for the Knicks. While he hasn’t lit up the scoreboard with his scoring prowess, he has always felt it is important to be effective in other areas of the game. His disruptive style of play helped the Knicks become a perennial playoff team in the 1990s.

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