New York Knicks legend Willis ReidThe warm-up jacket from Game 7 of the 1970 NBA Finals – one of the most famous moments in basketball history – is up for auction and is expected to sell for a huge amount of change!
TMZ Sports It is understood that the infamous jacket Reed wore in “The Willis Reed Game”… when he limped into Madison Square Garden for the showdown with the Los Angeles Lakers, The highest bidder will soon be available.
Remember, Reed tore his thigh muscle in Game 5 of the series against Los Angeles and missed Game 6 with a serious injury.
After Willis was out, Wilt Chamberlain Finished, dominated the Knicks and forced the game into Game 7.
The Knicks appear to be in big trouble…because almost no one expected Reed to play in Game 7, even though the Knicks are just 4 quarters away from the championship.
But after receiving treatment for his torn thigh, Reed somehow limped onto the MSG court…and the fans couldn’t believe it.
Reid, who was severely limited in the game, had just 4 points and 3 rebounds…but it wasn’t just his contribution to scoring in the restricted area.
Willis, now a college and basketball Hall of Famer, inspired his teammates with his heroism, leading the Knicks to a Game 7 victory and an NBA championship.
fellow knicks legend Walter “Clyde” Fraser Scored 36 points and had 19 assists in one of the best Game 7s ever.
Throughout the historic night, Reed warmed up in his New York Post, from running on the court to watching games from the bench.
Now, this jacket will soon be in Grey Flannel Auction … Bidding starts at $10,000.
The closing price will be significantly higher.
GFA tells us that the warm-up jacket has been photo-matched to ensure its authenticity.Experts examined several photos of Willis in the jacket, including a still from his interview with Legendary Broadcasting Howard Cosell During the team’s championship celebration.
“48” and “L” jackets have orange and blue Knicks “NY” logo on the left chest…”New York” on the back is the same color as the front.
Reed’s iconic jacket officially goes on sale on May 16.