Latrell Sprewell Fires Up Madison Square Garden Crowd With Breakaway Dunk in 1999 NBA Finals (Video)


Editor’s note: The 2011-12 NBA season was supposed to tip off Nov. 1. With no games to watch, will help fill the void by posting a dunk video every day until the lockout ends.

The Knicks are returning to respectability, but at the end of the 20th century, they were the East’s best team.

In Game 5 of the 1999 NBA Final, the Knicks stripped the ball from the Spurs, Charlie Ward passed the ball ahead to Latrell Sprewell, and Sprewell finished with a thunderous two-handed dunk over Jaren Jackson.

Check out the play below.

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