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Dick Barnett

Dick Barnett (Pro basketball.  Born, Gary, IN, Oct. 2, 1936.)  During a more than eight-year career with the Knickerbockers, Dick Barnett earned the nickname “Fall Back, Baby” for his fire-and-retreat style of shooting. He also earned the respect of N.B.A. opponents for his accuracy, as he piled up 9,442 points (a 15.6-points-per-game average) in 604 […]

Marv Albert

Marv Albert (Sportscaster.  Born, Brooklyn, NY, June 12, 1943.)  Easily the most familiar voice to generations of New York sports fans, Marv Albert became a part of the New York sports scene as the radio announcer for both the Knickerbockers and the Rangers in the 1960s and 1970s.  Albert became the radio play-by-play man for the […]

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