Michael Jordan and the New York Knicks' 20 Worst Enemies in NBA History

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Michael Jordan and the New York Knicks' 20 Worst Enemies in NBA History
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I've been a Yankees/Knicks/Giants fan since 1995. If I was to make a list of my 10 favorite games in the last 15-plus years, some obvious submissions would be included, such as Super Bowl XLII or Game 7 of the 2003 ALCS.

For me, however, a mostly meaningless regular season game between the invincible Chicago Bulls and mediocre New York Knicks that took place on March 10, 1996, easily secures a place on the top-10 list.

On that day, Patrick Ewing scored 26 points to lead the Knicks to a 104-72 evisceration of the Bulls. Michael Jordan had 32 points and eight rebounds, of course, but it didn't matter to me. The Knicks had crushed their archrival, forcing Jordan to commit seven turnovers.

But this game made no difference in the standings. Ultimately, the Bulls finished with 72 wins and beat the 47-win Knicks in the Eastern Conference Semifinals that season. But since it was Jordan, the team's fiercest rival in its history, this contest has a much greater significance and was that much sweeter.

Jordan isn't the only player Knicks fans especially reveled in beating. The following are 20 of the Knicks' mortal enemies that many fans despise to this day.

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