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Reed's special moment lives on

Remembering what is still the greatest game in franchise history

Updated: May 8, 2010, 1:38 PM ET
By Kieran Darcy | ESPNNewYork.com

I wish I had been alive on May 8, 1970.

That's because Saturday, May 8, is the 40th anniversary of the greatest game in the history of the New York Knicks. On that day the Knicks knocked off the Los Angeles Lakers in Game 7 of the NBA Finals, 113-99, to win their first-ever championship

I was born exactly eight years and 19 days later -- but I feel like I saw that game. My late father described it to me, joyfully, time after time as I was growing up. He talked about how that 1969-70 ...

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