The New York Knicks were one of the more beastly teams during the 1990s and were so competitive that it spilled over with the infamous rough stuff. Here are the greatest Knickerbocker NBA team fights of the 90s.
Once upon a time, the New York Knicks were one of the top teams, especially during the era of the 1990s. They were sometimes the team to beat or sometimes—the team that always like to beat.
Back during the decade Michael Jordan owned, basketball was different and more physically competitive. The game was far more aggressive as teams often built up rivalries amongst each other. The Knicks were one of those teams that were aggressive and competitive led by Pat Riley who suddenly left his Showtime act in L.A.
The Knicks would find themselves throwing fists and bumping heads with the Indiana Pacers, Miami Heat and of course, those Chicago Bulls.
The word rivalry doesn’t exist in today’s NBA, but back then, it was the real deal. Players such as Patrick Ewing, Charles Oakley, John Starks and Larry Johnson would often duke it out with the aforementioned MJ, Scottie Pippen, Reggie Miller, Charles Barkley and Alonzo Mourning.
These teams would often meet in the playoffs so the tension would always rise up during the occasion in which fists were exchanged. The Knicks were always found in the middle of the brawls and believe it or not—they weren’t the pushovers.
On this special place of the internet, we’re going to countdown the top four New York Knickerbockers brawls during the 1990s: