A relaxed bunch of Knicks — (from left, around table) Walt Frazier, Phil Jackson, Dick Barnett, Jerry Lucas, Dean Meminger and captain Willis Reed — sit around a projector with Red Holzman at Madison Square Garden before the NBA Eastern division championship in 1973. The Knicks went on to win a championship that season. (Paul DeMaria/NY Daily News Archive via Getty Images)
GALLERY: Rare Photos of Phil Jackson

A relaxed bunch of Knicks — (from left, around table) Walt Frazier, Phil Jackson, Dick Barnett, Jerry Lucas, Dean Meminger and captain Willis Reed — sit around a projector with Red Holzman at Madison Square Garden before the NBA Eastern division championship in 1973. The Knicks went on to win a championship that season. (Paul DeMaria/NY Daily News Archive via Getty Images)

GALLERY: Rare Photos of Phil Jackson

Michael Jordan hits a fallaway jump shot to pass Wilt Chamberlain for third on the NBA’s all-time scoring as the Washington Wizards played the New Orleans Hornets on Jan. 22, 2003.  The basket, which gave Jordan 14 points with a minute left in first half, put Jordan’s career scoring at 31,420 points in his 1,032nd regular season game. (Andrew J. Cohoon/AP)
GALLERY: NBA’s All-Time Scoring Leaders

Michael Jordan hits a fallaway jump shot to pass Wilt Chamberlain for third on the NBA’s all-time scoring as the Washington Wizards played the New Orleans Hornets on Jan. 22, 2003.  The basket, which gave Jordan 14 points with a minute left in first half, put Jordan’s career scoring at 31,420 points in his 1,032nd regular season game. (Andrew J. Cohoon/AP)

GALLERY: NBA’s All-Time Scoring Leaders

Boston Celtics coach Arnold “Red” Auerbach poses with “Batman” villains  the Riddler (Frank Gorshin), Cat Woman (Lee Meriwether), the Penguin (Burgess Meredith) and the Joker (Cesar Romero) prior to Game 6 of the NBA Finals in Los Angeles on April 26, 1966.  The Lakers would win the game but lose the series two days later in Boston, giving Auerbach his 9th NBA Championship and making him a bigger villain in Los Angeles than any “Batman” character. (AP)

Boston Celtics coach Arnold “Red” Auerbach poses with “Batman” villains  the Riddler (Frank Gorshin), Cat Woman (Lee Meriwether), the Penguin (Burgess Meredith) and the Joker (Cesar Romero) prior to Game 6 of the NBA Finals in Los Angeles on April 26, 1966.  The Lakers would win the game but lose the series two days later in Boston, giving Auerbach his 9th NBA Championship and making him a bigger villain in Los Angeles than any “Batman” character. (AP)

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, the NBA’s all-time leading scorer, played a version of himself in “Airplane!” pretending to simply be pilot Roger Murdock. When called out by a young passenger for actually being the Lakers star and accused of only playing hard in the playoffs, Kareem finally breaks his Murdock character, telling the boy to “tell your old man to drag Walton and Lanier up and down the court for 48 minutes.” (AP)
GALLERY: The NBA Goes Hollywood

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, the NBA’s all-time leading scorer, played a version of himself in “Airplane!” pretending to simply be pilot Roger Murdock. When called out by a young passenger for actually being the Lakers star and accused of only playing hard in the playoffs, Kareem finally breaks his Murdock character, telling the boy to “tell your old man to drag Walton and Lanier up and down the court for 48 minutes.” (AP)

GALLERY: The NBA Goes Hollywood

Derrick Rose sits on the sidelines during the Bulls’ preseason game against the Memphis Grizzlies on Oct. 7, 2013 at Scottrade Center in St. Louis.  After just 10 games, Derrick Rose’s comeback campaign is over. The Bulls announced Monday that Rose has undergone a successful surgery to repair a medial meniscus tear in his right knee and will miss the remainder of the season. (David E. Klutho/SI)

Derrick Rose sits on the sidelines during the Bulls’ preseason game against the Memphis Grizzlies on Oct. 7, 2013 at Scottrade Center in St. Louis.  After just 10 games, Derrick Rose’s comeback campaign is over. The Bulls announced Monday that Rose has undergone a successful surgery to repair a medial meniscus tear in his right knee and will miss the remainder of the season. (David E. Klutho/SI)