THE BAD GUY: John Starks
COMPLEX SAYS: The '94 Knicks had a bit of everything you love to hate in a team: Enforcers like Anthony Mason and Charles Oakley, a grumpy-aging star in Patrick Ewing, scrappy guards in Greg Anthony and Derek Harper, and a feisty agitator in John Starks. Plus, their team is based in one of those big city markets where fans feel entitled to success. Their gritty style of play was far from pretty but good enough to get them all the way to the Finals where the Houston Rockets took 'em out in Game 7. Kind of like that time Bushwick Bill beat Biggie in a rap battle. We kid. Relax, fam.