Wednesday, July 13th, 2011 at 10:30 am  |  18 responses

For Old Time’s Sake: Allan Houston

The Allan Houston Rule

Allan Houston was born in Louisville, played at Tennessee under his father Wade Houston, and was drafted 11th overall by the Pistons in ’93. He had one of the prettiest Js in the league and had great size which enabled him to create space and get off shots. Houston signed with the Knicks as a Free Agent in ’96 and played out the rest of his career in NYC. He’s most famous for leading the Knicks to the Finals in 1999 (Beating the #1 seeded Heat as a #8 seed) and then receiving a mammoth contract in 2001 that paid him over $20 million a year. While the contract was certainly questionable and Houston was forced into early retirement due to injuries, he’s still one of the greatest Knicks of All-Time. Houston is a 2x NBA All Star, won a gold Medal with team USA in the 2000 Olympics, and is currently ranked 26th in 3pt FGs made.


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  • Magic Fan

    Man could you imagine Hill and Houston playing together. Wow, if only ….

  • http://Yahoo! Chris Mullin’s Accent

    I will always remember Allan for his head butt dunk in the dunk contest.

  • Detroit Dave

    How about the 53 points he dropped on Kobe in LA?

  • http://www.facebook.com The Philosopher

    Rolando Antonio Blackman Jr…

  • http://slamonline.com/ Ryne Nelson

    Is that home video in the intro? “I need a moment y’all
    See I almost felt a tear drop.”

  • http://www.optimabbc.be Max

    One of the first NBA players I ever heard off.
    Also great song.

  • Lan

    Love the Track!

  • http://www.twitter.com/dfrance21 dfrance21

    Prettiest jumpshot form I ever seen. That’s something you want to show to your son and hopes he mimics. Its a shame the casual fan will remember him for that huge contract instead of the good player he was.

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ihsBZakRUxg IAMORANGE4EVER

    Houston 53, Kobe 40, Knicks winning and grinning. Loved it. Click my name to relive it.

  • http://www.triplajunearthed.com/dacre Dacre

    Allan Houston, Larry Johnson, Pat Ewing, Latrell Sprewell… that was my favourite Knicks teams….. ahh the memories. If it wasn’t for a young Tim Duncan, an old David Robinson and Ewing getting a season ending injury – those Knicks may well have had the hardware….

  • andrew

    echo Dacre. I still believe.

  • iLLwiLL

    *sheds a tear*

    Damn, that was fun. Spree, Houston, Ewing, LJ. Chris Childs? Good times.

  • ChristianBulleN

    ^^ The great Charlie Ward outta Florida State.

  • al

    can’t chris dudley get some love too?
    dam, you all are cold..

  • http://slamonline.com Ugh

    I don’t have anything against Houston, but I can’t get him out of my head as being the harbinger of Dolan paying anyone who would come to the Garden literally twice what anyone else would pay them, thus sinking the Knicks into suckitude forever more. Hundred million dollars, man. Seriously.

  • treetrunks

    and don’t forget Marcus Camby..loved that team too

  • http://www.slamonline.com/online/other-ballers/international/2010/03/flight-75-dc-to-moscow/ Mitya

    can’t forget about Jordan’s retirement, the shot Robert Horry hit to win the game in the Finals, kid

  • Cmac

    Still not as bad as Arenas’ contract