Listen to Episode 23 of ‘Big Apple Buckets’: Remembering the 1998-1999 Knicks feat. Chris Childs

With no basketball anywhere in sight, why not turn back to the glory days of Knicks basketball? On this week’s “Big Apple Buckets” podcast with Kazeem Famuyide, we look back at the 1998-1999 Knicks team that made the NBA Finals.

Kaz and I share some of our favorite memories from watching that team, including just how great a time it was on the New York sports scene.

NY Post sports columnist Mike Vaccaro drops by to share stories from covering that team and being inside the locker room, including reactions from after the famous Allan Houston shot in Miami and the Larry Johnson four-point play at MSG. Following the Heat’s elimination on Houston’s floater, Pat Riley was as heartbroken as Vac had seen him. Also, the LJ shot is the “loudest he ever heard sports.”

Chris Childs, a guard from that team, then joins the show. Childs talks about how the team turned it around after a slow start, the vocal leaders in the locker room, Jeff Van Gundy’s coaching, the Houston and LJ shots and going up against a tough Spurs team in the NBA Finals. Childs says they were overmatched by that Spurs team, battling injuries and a younger team with a great coach that was dominating.

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