Throwback Friday: Charles Smith Gets Blocked - 4x
- Mar 8, 2013
- Written by Ray
Today's throwback video of the week is brought to you by "NBA: The Entertaining Years." In this video from 1993 we see Charles Smith of the New York Knicks get blocked and stripped four times by several Chicago Bulls players. This is the scenario:
Charles Smith was a great basketball player for the University of Pittsburgh. After playing for the Clippers for a few years, Smith joined the Knicks in 1992. Unfortunately for him, the thing he is most famous for in his time with the Knicks is this play. After taking a 2–0 series lead, the Knicks lost the next two games. Smith had a chance to put the Knicks up 3-2 since they were only down by one point before these attempts. Smith tried for the layup but Michael Jordan, Scottie Pippen, and Horace Grant and his sweet goggles stopped him. Repeatedly. They couldn't recover from this loss and the Bulls ended up winning the next game and knocked the Knicks out of the playoffs.
Almost nineteen years later, the game is still known as "The Charles Smith" game.
Charles Smith: Circa 1993