Frazier & Reed
Seasons Played Together: 7 (1967-1974)
NBA Titles: 2
We know what you’re saying, “What about Pearl?” Earl Monroe came to the party a little late. It was Clyde and Reed’s team by the time he got there, since they had already won a title in 1970. Walt Frazier was too smooth shooting the rock and too relentless when D’ing up. Willis Reed was the hard worker that led by doing and seemed to play injured every night. The Captain’s toughness was immortalized in Game 7 of the 1970 Finals when, despite a torn muscle in his thigh, he came out of that Garden tunnel to hit two jumpers and inspire his team to victory over the Jerry West, Elgin Baylor, Wilt Chamberlain and the Lakers; Clyde added 36 points and 19 assists. The Red Holzman Knicks made it to the Finals three times bringing home two chips in the process.