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

Last week, Amar’e Stoudemire’s made headlines when he said that locked-out NBA players should form their own league. Though chances are remote this will actually happen, it does give an excuse to showcase this great photo from the 1976 ABA Playoffs of Julius Erving grabbing a rebound. This was the ABA’s final season before merging with the NBA. (John Hanlon/SI)
LOWE: Would more money help teams retain stars?LOWE: Will Howard leave Magic when lockout ends?

Last week, Amar’e Stoudemire’s made headlines when he said that locked-out NBA players should form their own league. Though chances are remote this will actually happen, it does give an excuse to showcase this great photo from the 1976 ABA Playoffs of Julius Erving grabbing a rebound. This was the ABA’s final season before merging with the NBA. (John Hanlon/SI)

LOWE: Would more money help teams retain stars?
LOWE: Will Howard leave Magic when lockout ends?