It's been nearly 40 years since Walt Frazier, Earl Monroe, Bill Bradley and Dave DeBusschere brought home a the last NBA championship to the Mecca of Basketball.
The predictably ravenous NY fans have starved to see the return of a championship product to Madison Square Garden. Their antagonizing wait may finally be relieved in only a matter of months.
The 2012-13 Knicks have used their first 16 games (12-4) to cross off line items on the checklist of champions. They have won games with both their offense and defense. They have been willed to victories by their superstar, Carmelo Anthony, and found enough contributions from their supporting cast when Anthony's not enough.
As with any professional sports franchise in the Big Apple, it's another "championship or bust" season for the blue and orange. This team has already shown plenty of reasons to think this year will finish as anything but a bust.
All statistics used in this article are accurate as of 12/4/2012.