Reed: Amare, Billups should be cautious

Having famously played injured, the Knicks' legend doesn't suggest doing the same

Updated: April 22, 2011, 12:04 PM ET
By Ian O'Connor | ESPNNewYork.com

GREENBURGH, N.Y. -- One by one, the New York Knicks approached their injured captain in the Game 7 locker room. Clyde Frazier, Dave DeBusschere, Bill Bradley -- they all delivered the same message to Willis Reed in various forms.

"They told me if I could just give them 20 minutes," Reed recalled Thursday, "we're going to win it all tonight."

Reed was being asked to ignore the muscle tear in his right leg and the very large needle that pumped Carbocaine into that leg five or six times. ...

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