HoopsHype Earl Monroe rumors
In '73, the Knicks faced the Lakers again and the exact opposite result happened, the Knicks dropping the first game before winning the next four to give the franchise its second championship in four years. (Game 5 was Wilt Chamberlain's last in the NBA, and he scored the final two points of the series on an uncontested breakaway dunk with a second remaining). "I think the first year I wore it all the time, and then the next year only when it made sense," Monroe said of his championship ring. "I never really wore a lot of jewelry, and then I got to a point where I looked at the ring as a symbol of the team, and that's kind of how I wore it. I felt this was an accomplishment, but the accomplishment of it was for the team, and that's why I probably wear the Top 50 ring more, because that's more of an individual accomplishment." ESPN.com
Q: If you were going to start a team with one player, who would it be? Earl Monroe: I'm a LeBron [James] fan, so I'd look at LeBron. Let me just say a team that I would put together, and that would be LeBron, Kevin Durant, Dwyane Wade, Derrick Rose and, of course, the big fella, Dwight Howard. Atlanta Journal-Constitution
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