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    Wilt Chamberlain and Willis Reed Signed Photograph. It was Game 7 of the 1970 NBA Finals, and nobody knew if Willis Reed would play. When the teams took the floor for pre-game warmups, Reed was not with his New York teammates. Reed took an injection to dull the pain in his leg, and just moments before tipoff he limped through the tunnel and onto the court. Waves of cheers cascaded down from the Garden stands as fans caught sight of the Knicks' captain. Reed lined up against Chamberlain for the opening tap and scored the Knicks' first two baskets of the game. Those would prove to be his only points, but his presence was more than enough to inspire the Knicks to a 113-99 victory and the franchise's first NBA Championship.

    Beautifully rendered photo from George Kalinsky, Official Photographer for Madison Square Garden, measures 17" x 22", matted to overall dimensions of 23" x 28". Some minor imperfections to the photo surface are visible only upon close inspection. Both pivotmen have signed at bottom in black 10/10 ink. JSA Auction LOA.





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    August, 2009
    23rd Sunday
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