The 1969-70 Knicks beat the Lakers in Game 7 at Madison Square Garden on May 8 – a night that would have immortalized Willis Reed and seen Walt ‘Clyde’ Frazier dominate.
Frazier, Reed and Bill Bradley were interviewed by MSG Networks’ Mike Breen before the anniversary.
Here is Bradley, from the MSG Network interview, on that team’s chemistry:
“I think it was the way we played, we were selfless, we complimented each other. We worked very hard. I think people saw it We also played a game that New York City understood: I always say that in the Garden people would always applaud the pass that leads to the pass that leads to the basket, which he did not always do in other places.
“I also think that the team composition, the personalities, the racial composition and the geographical diversity created an environment in which people saw the unity in a moment of division. But all this would mean nothing if we did not win a championship. championship that makes all that is today “.
Here is Frazier on what made the character / chemistry of the group special:
“The personalities of that team, especially if you look at the boys today and how successful they are. It is strange what we did after the game. Even very positive role models We were very aware of it, doing the right thing for our fans and the teamwork that Bill alluded to”.