Dean “The Dream” Meminger, Knicks Champion- Rucker Park Legend Passes On


Former Knick, Dean "the Dream" Meminger died on August 23, 2013 at the age of 65.  Meminger, a key actor in the Knicks 1973 Championship run, moved to New York from South Carolina when he was a seventh grader. As he sharpened his lightning quick point guardoffensive and defensive skills on the Harlem playgrounds, including Rucker Park, he went on to star at Rice High School and then win an NIT Champtionship at Marguette, by beating St John's in the 1970 title game.  

His NBA stats can be viewed here.

The circumstances of his untimely death are still under investigation 

Gren Grunwald, Knicks Executive vice President and General Manager, issued the following statement.

"Everyone at the New York Knicks organization is saddened to hear the news of Dean Meminger's passing. From the day he was drafted by this franchise in 1971, Dean was a friend and close family member of this team. On April 5, 2013, the 1973 World Championship team was honored at Madison Square Garden on it's 40th anniversary – there was no one prouder than Dean to be back on the court with his teammates."