Date: 5/16/1999
Talk about irony. In a lockout-shortened season, the eighth-seeded Knicks squared off against the first-seed Heat in the first round of the 1999 NBA Playoffs. During the deciding Game 5 matchup, Miami was holding onto a slim 77-76 lead with only 4.5 seconds left. Then, Allan Houston hit a clutch teardrop shot that secured the surprising series win. For that brief moment, all New Yorkers were in love with Houston...the rest of the time, they just saw the guy as one of the worst free agent signings in NBA history. Oh, the joys of playing in the Big City.