Monday, January 19, 2015

ESPN Films 30 for 30 Vol 2: When the Garden was Eden

Running on the treadmill last weekend, I watched When the Garden was Eden. This is the twenty-second installment of ESPN's 30 for 30 volume II. An episode guide for Vol II is here. I have gotten way behind watching the 30 for 30s that were released late last year. I have some work to get caught up!

This documentary looks at the New York Knicks of the early late 60s and early 70s. The Knicks won the NBA Finals in 1970. This finals included Willis Reed coming out for the beginning of Game 7 after getting a cortisone injection for a torn abjucture muscle. They then lost in the Eastern Conference Finals to the Bullets (Wes Unseld) in 1971 and in the NBA Finals to the Lakers (Wilt Chamberlain, Jerry West, Gail Goodrich and Pat Riley) in 1972. In 1973, They beat the Lakers to win the NBA finals for the second time.

The team had an amazing roster. It included: Bill Bradley, Dave DeBusschere, Walt Frazier, Phil Jackson, Jerry Lucas, Earl Monroe and Willis Reed. I was very surprised to see at Harry Bibby, Mike Bibby's Dad, played on the 72 and 73 Knicks!

I enjoyed this 30 for 30 more than I expected! It is definitely worth looking for...

1972-173 New York Knicks Roster

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