Madison Square Garden has historically been a stage on which magnificent basketball can be performed, just as Cleveland Cavaliers point guard Kyrie Irving showed us in his trip to MSG.
For Kyrie, it wasn't so much a breakout performance as it was another terrific game in a long list that defines his short career. However, it was a game that put him in the ranks with so many other great players throughout the course of the history of this game.
From Rick Barry to Bernard King to Michael Jordan and on into the new age of NBA players with LeBron James and Kobe Bryant, guys have made statements at Madison Square Garden, and they've helped cement their legacy with historic performances.
It's not like you can't be an all-time great without a terrific performance at Madison Square Garden, but it's something like ending a baseball career with 499 home runs if you don't.
In honor of the greatest basketball venue on the face of the planet, let's take a look at the players who have done the most in the past decade to throw down their name in the ranks among the best at Madison Square Garden.