Walt “Clyde” Frazier is courtside for another Knicks’ reset, only like he was for a one before that and a one before that and ….
Frazier has been a Knicks tack scarcely each year given a group drafted him 50 years ago, either it be on a court, where he led them to dual titles in a early ’70s, or now alongside Mike Breen in one of his famous and brazen suits.
“It’s been a ideal marriage,” Frazier, who is now entering his 30th year pursuit games on radio afterwards TV, told The Post. “We had that one dissection when they traded me [to a Cavaliers in 1977], yet other than that it’s been a ideal marriage.
“I couldn’t consider of anything better, so we am really beholden to a classification for gripping me around and I’ve never broke them. I’ve never had anything disastrous going, and we am really responsive of that wherever we go we am representing a New York Knicks. we am a New York Knicks. we always consider of that.”
Frazier pronounced he now thinks about holding a step behind from his stream role, in that he calls around 70-75 games in a season.
“I consider infrequently about removing off a road, not doing so many highway games and doing some studio,” a 72-year-old Hall of Famer said. “Or doing what [John] Starks and LJ [Larry Johnson] do and traffic with a fans. we can only intermittently come and accommodate and hail people articulate basketball. Hopefully I’ll still have my grill (Clyde Frazier’s Wine and Dine on 10th Avenue) going and a Knicks have been really understanding of that.”
Talking to a prideful Frazier, we would not know of a franchise’s new woes: a years of losing, a argument with Charles Oakley, Isiah Thomas’ passionate nuisance hearing and owners James Dolan’s fumbling of it all. Frazier wears his faithfulness like a badge of honor.
“What a blessing. When we consider we could have that form of longevity, been around for 50 years. It’s apparently something we never dreamt of, we never planned, it’s always been serendipity being in a right place during a right time, it’s really humbling,” pronounced Frazier, whose subsequent promote is Friday night when a Knicks play horde to a Suns.
“That’s because we always see me smiling, holding pictures, doing autographs. It’s so uncanny when I’m during a games now we accommodate a lot of people that now know me as a Knicks announcer. They don’t even know as me as a ballplayer. It’s so funny.”
The Knicks began a new epoch this deteriorate but Phil Jackson and Carmelo Anthony and with a destiny contingent on a expansion of budding star Kristaps Porzingis and rookie Frenchman Frank Ntilikina. The suspicion of this being a tank job, though, has taken a strike with a Knicks disorder off 3 true wins before a detriment Wednesday night to a Rockets forsaken them to 3-4 start.
“Right divided you’re seeing something is opposite with a team,” Frazier said. “The categorical thing is how openly a round is moving. That’s no hit on Melo. Any group that has a superstar, a round is stopping. Now we don’t hear anyone contend a round isn’t moving, either they are winning or losing.
“Everyone is removing concerned and that’s really conspicuous early on. They are using and gunning. Every time we see them, [Jeff] Hornacek is revelation them to pull it. He wants them to run. Obviously that wasn’t a box with a triangle. It was some-more of a slowdown. He likes a some-more up-tempo style.”