Martin Luther King Jr Day

Later today, the Knicks will take on the Pistons in their annual Martin Luther King day game.? Since the first one in 1986, there have been a handful of memories both good and bad.

The most significant one is the 1990 game which led to a rule known as the Trent Tucker rule.? That was when Tucker hit a three-pointer with one-tenth of a second remaining.? It was the first year the NBA employed tenths of a second in the game clock and eventually required there to be at least three-tenths of a second remaining before such a shot can be hit.? The only time a game-winner occurred with under three-tenths of a second left was December 2006 when David Lee deflected his own inbounds pass.

Thanks to the archives of the NY Times, we can relive that with Tucker's comments:

Tags: Martin Luther King Jr Day, Patrick Ewing, Trent Tucker
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