One of the foremost triumphs of Grantland, in my mind, is the series they call “Story Time With Jalen Rose,” and I say this as someone who grew up despising Jalen Rose (and didn’t even grow to like him during his three months as a Knick). Rose, baseball bat in hand, is candid and eloquent in telling of the Vince Carter–Sam Mitchell wrestling match or the experience of making late-night “CVS runs” for Dikembe Mutombo. This newest Knicks-related Rose story is the best by far. Oh, and the No Mas animation really completes it.
As it turns out, there was way more to the Knicks-Pacers rivalry than we even knew. There was ROBBERY.