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Eddie Lee Wilkins
Episode 1416th February 2021 • WGBB Sports Talk New York • WGBB Radio
00:00:00 00:56:55

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Host Rob Zimmerman makes his WGBB hosting debut talking a little about the current Knicks team before welcoming former New York Knicks forward Eddie Lee Wilkins. Eddie talks about coming from a small school to play at Madison Square Garden, and how the college game has changed compared to when he broke into the NBA. Eddie tells a story about how he was basically the test patient for the same ACL surgery Bernard King ended up having, and how successful the surgery was for him to this day. Eddie also discussed being on the team when Bernard King went down with that injury, and the effect it had on the team.

Eddie later talked about being on the team when Patrick Ewing broke into the NBA with the Knicks, and how hard Patrick worked everyday and his incredible desire win. Eddie talked about practicing against Patrick and how it helped his game, and about the evolution of the Knicks when Ewing joined the team along with other players like Mark Jackson, Charles Oakley, Johnny Newman and others- as well as Rick Pitino taking over as head coach. The Knicks playoff run in 1989 sweeping the Sixers in the opening round before losing to the Bulls in the Conference Semifinals, which marked the beginning of the rivalry between the Knicks and Bulls.

Eddie closed things out discussing the current Knicks team and the cross town New Jersey Nets, as well as talking a little about the Eddie Lee Wilkins Youth Association.