New York Knicks: Patrick Ewing and the 11 Toughest Players in Team History

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New York Knicks: Patrick Ewing and the 11 Toughest Players in Team History
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Tough was once an adjective that was synonymous with the New York Knicks' play, but those days left around the time the Clinton Administration departed the White House.

Last Sunday's 91-86 win over the Miami Heat showed a glimpse of the long gone, but never forgotten, lunch-pail Knicks of the 1990s, when New York won games with its tenacious defensive effort.

While the "Melomare" Knicks will try and erase the soft and overpaid reputation of the blue and orange units that preceded them, here are 11 New York Knicks who were tougher than nails on and off the court.

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