Today in Sports History: October 21

By Jonah Sharf

On October 21, 1976, the New York Knicks retired their first ever number, #19, for legendary center Willis Reed. Reed helped lead the Knicks to their only two NBA championships and was named Finals MVP both times. He was also named an All-Star seven times and won the NBA MVP award in 1970. Reed averaged 18.7 points and 12.9 rebounds per game in his career, and was inducted to the Naismith Hall of Fame in 1982.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s