New York Knicks: Walt Frazier (BEST)
Patrick Ewing beats out Walt Frazier in longevity and career numbers, but Frazier is the more beloved Knick thanks to the two NBA championship he brought to New York in the 70s.
Frazier scored 19 points a game over a decade with the Knickerbockers, and he played in seven All Star Games and was named to the All Defense team seven times, too. Today Clyde is the iconic voice of the Knicks and continues to be beloved for his style and his catchphrases.
New York Knicks: Mike Sweetney (WORST)
A highly-regarded player coming out of the amateur basketball hotbed that is the Washington, D.C. area, Michael Sweetney went to nearby Georgetown University with dreams of being the school’s next legendary big man. But Sweetney was more “big man” than legend, in the sense that his playing weight would once hover around 300 lbs (despite standing only 6’8).
In a 2003 NBA Draft that saw LeBron James, Dwayne Wade, and Carmelo Anthony be selected among the top 5 picks, the New York Knicks too Sweetney with the 9th overall pick. Two years later, they dumped him on Chicago, in the deal that brought Eddy Curry to New York.