On This Date: Knicks play first ever NBA Game and commemorate it 50 years later

November 1, 1946: Knicks play First ever game in NBA History

The first ever NBA game somehow happened in Canada. It featured the New York Knicks against the Toronto Huskies at the historic Maple Leaf Gardens in Toronto, Ontario. New York native Ossie Schectman scored the first ever basket and led the Knicks to a 68-66 victory. Leo Gottlieb led the Knicks with 14 points. Continue reading →

On This Date: Knicks acquire Doug Christie

October 13th 1994: The New York Knicks acquire Doug Christie

The New York Knicks acquired Doug Christie from the Los Angeles Lakers for two future 2nd round picks in 1997 and 1998. Christie was deemed expendable on the Lakers due to their depth at the guard positions. The Knicks felt a need to stockpile young assets in anticipation for the 1995 Expansion Draft.  Continue reading →