In New York, there is hardly any time devoted to reflection. But that's about to change.
The Knicks, though it may seem hard to believe now, are a franchise with an extremely rich basketball history; plenty of superstars called Madison Square Garden home long before Carmelo Anthony and Amar'e Stoudemire.
And as the 2012-13 campaign unfolds, current Knickerbockers would be doing themselves a great service by looking back at the players who got it right, who did it right.
We're not just talking about the athletes who won a championship, but rather those that instilled a sense of hope in the organization, who gave the team something more to play for.
Because as tantalizing as Anthony, Stoudemire and even Tyson Chandler can be, do any of them hold a candle to the long list of all-time greats who left everything on the floor of Pennsylvania Plaza? When assembling the greatest, most potent starting lineup of all-time, would any of them even make the cut?
There's always time to reflect, and even fantasize.
Which is exactly what we're about to do here.