The New York Knicks have one of the largest fan bases of any NBA team, and tickets to the Knicks are a great treat if you find yourself in the Big Apple. The Knicks’ games are always fun, and the New York crowd is always one of the more energetic out there. Even if you are not a big Knicks fan, going to a game here is one of those things that you should do at least once in a lifetime if you have the chance.
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The Knicks play their home games at Madison Square Garden, one of the most well-known arenas in the U.S. The team was originally founded in 1946, making them one of the oldest teams in the NBA. Founded by Ned Irish, they were one of the founding teams of the Basketball Association of America, which later became the National Basketball Association after merging with the National Basketball League in 1949. Over the time since then, they have had great times and they’ve gone through droughts. However, they have won two NBA Championships, one in 1970 and the other in 1973. They also have 8 conference titles. Even during their years of poor performance, the Knicks remain a crowd favorite and one of the most popular professional basketball teams there are.
One of the biggest rivals of the Knicks are the Boston Celtics, a rivalry that stems from the rivalry between the Yankees and the Red Sox, two of the most popular MLB teams. They also have a strong rivalry with the Chicago Bulls. Tickets to the New York Knicks games when they are playing either of these teams are always hard to get your hands on because they do sell out very quickly. Also, there have been a number of star athletes to have played with the Knicks. Some of these include Bill Bradley, Patrick Ewing, Willis Reed, and the most current, Carmelo Anthony.
Even though the Knicks have struggled a bit over the last few years, they are still one of the most popular teams in the NBA. According to reports, the franchise is the second most valuable one in the NBA, with an estimated price of $2.5 billion.