Counting Down the 25 Greatest New York Knicks of All-Time

24. Larry Johnson

“Grandmama” is what Larry Johnson became known as during his playing career, but don’t let the name fool you. Johnson was an absolute beast on the court. The brutish forward was a tremendous athlete who bounced off the floor with relative ease. In the open court, Johnson had the speed and strength to take it coast-to-coast at will. With the Hornets, Johnson was one of the most feared forwards in the game for his ability to attack the basket and finish with authority.

By the time Johnson joined the Knicks, he had transitioned into more of an outside shooter. While his physical tools dwindled, he began relying on his shooting touch which eventually extended beyond the arc. Johnson famously knocked down a four-point play in the closing seconds of Game 3 of the 1999 Eastern Conference Finals which powered the Knicks to a series win.

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