Earl “The Pearl” Monroe is a legend — basketball royalty in every sense. He joined the Knicks in 1971 after being traded from the Washington Bullets, and along with Walt “Clyde” Frazier, formed what would come to be known as the “Rolls Royce Backcourt.” This morning he joined Boomer & Craig in the Allstate Studio to talk a little basketball.
In 1973, Monroe helped lead the Knicks to an NBA title and because of that will be forever entrenched in Knicks’ history. He talked with the guys about his transition from Washington to New York and what it was like playing in the Big Apple.
Craig did attempt to stir things up a bit when he asked “The Pearl” about Willis Reed being named the MVP of the ’73 Finals, but although he did admit to being mad for a minute or two, Monroe said he harbors no ill-will towards “The Captain.”
As far as the Knicks’ chances against the Celtics in the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals, Monroe likes them. He thinks the Knickerbockers match up well with Boston and said there is one thing that you can count on for sure, the Garden will be rockin’ next Friday night (4/22) when the Knicks take the floor for Game 3…