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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

New York Knicks’ Carmelo Anthony and Amar’e Stoudemire appear on Sesame Street with Grover to help teach children the definition of the word “compare” in 2011. (AP)

GALLERY: Athletes on Sesame Street

New York Knicks’ Carmelo Anthony and Amar’e Stoudemire appear on Sesame Street with Grover to help teach children the definition of the word “compare” in 2011. (AP)
GALLERY: Athletes on Sesame Street

Phil Jackson’s former wife Maxine presents him with their new baby girl, Elizabeth in 1968, when Jackson was a rookie with the New York Knicks. (Ed Clarity/NY Daily News Archive via Getty Images)

GALLERY: Rare Photos of Phil Jackson

Phil Jackson’s former wife Maxine presents him with their new baby girl, Elizabeth in 1968, when Jackson was a rookie with the New York Knicks. (Ed Clarity/NY Daily News Archive via Getty Images)
GALLERY: Rare Photos of Phil Jackson

Knicks shooting guard J.R. Smith celebrates with fans after scoring a basket to end the first quarter during Tuesday’s game against the Celtics. New York dominated throughout in a 87-71 victory to take a 2-0 series lead. (UPI/Rich Kane /LANDOV)

Knicks shooting guard J.R. Smith celebrates with fans after scoring a basket to end the first quarter during Tuesday’s game against the Celtics. New York dominated throughout in a 87-71 victory to take a 2-0 series lead. (UPI/Rich Kane /LANDOV)

New York’s Earl Monroe looks for an opening during a 1973 game against Baltimore. (Lane Stewart/SI)

New York’s Earl Monroe looks for an opening during a 1973 game against Baltimore. (Lane Stewart/SI)

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?