Best Salve for Your Soul While Watching D’Antoni’s Knicks - 2008
Walt Â“ClydeÂ” Frazier
Gotta love Walt ?Clyde? Frazier, the Knicks? TV commentator. On the one hand, the mighty Hall of Famer tragically reminds us of the Knicks? storied history (those championships in ?70 and ?73, say); on the other, Clyde?s presence as color commentator for the Knicks? games on MSG is often the only tolerable aspect of watching them. For even when the team toils in the depths of despair, Frazier?s voice has a delightful zip, as though he is immensely pleased with himself, flaunting his vivid vocabulary and penchant for nursery rhymes: Depending on the situation, the Knicks might be ?stumbling and bumbling,? ?bounding and astounding,? or ?posting and toasting.? (The Internet has offered up several Walt Frazier dictionaries, just so we?re all clear on what he means by ?egregious? or ?precocious? or ?tumultuous.?) Plus his suits are Dal?-esque feats of sartorial serendipity. See? It?s catchy.