For a moment there, it looked like the list of biggest disappointments in New York Knicks' playoff history was going to be one item longer, but the 2013 Knicks regained their composure in time to put away the Boston Celtics before things got really hairy.
The Knicks-Celtics rivalry goes way back. These two have met in the playoffs 15 times, the first in 1951. Only a few of those were considerable disappointments, though, and not even close to the biggest ones, either.
We’re talking about Reggie Miller and the Indiana Pacers, Alonzo Mourning and the Miami Heat, Hakeem Olajuwon and the Houston Rockets. And then there's that other guy—what’s his name?—and the Chicago Bulls.
That’s not all. How about when New York lost three NBA Finals in a row—before any of those players were born? That’s a good, old-fashioned disappointing three-peat.
Worse than that? Three times have the Knicks lost the ultimate game: Game 7 of the NBA Finals.
Alas Knickerbocker fans, there’s much to choose from. Some moments are so equally bad, they were hard to rank.