The New York Knicks have a proud and rich history highlighted by outstanding performances and the inspiring character of players such as Willis Reed, Walt Frazier, Dave DeBusschere, Bill Bradley, Patrick Ewing and Charles Oakley.
The team has also endured lean periods and its share of disappointing players and unsavory characters, some of whom have brought shame upon themselves, the franchise and the city of New York with their antics or poor play.
Whether it was a heartbreaking error or a general character trait, these blemishes on the team's history are seared into the collective memory of the Garden faithful just as much as Willis Reed taking the court in Game 7 of the 1970 Finals or Charles Oakley's relentless determination. Knicks fans cringe every time they hear the perpetrators' names.
Here are the eight most embarrassing players in New York Knicks history.