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Marv Albert makes historic Knicks return in MSG for Game 5 vs Hawks

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It’s official – legendary NBA announcer Marv Albert will be calling Game 5 in Madison Square Garden as the New York Knicks try to bounce back against the Atlanta Hawks (via NY Post).

Albert, who’s 79 years strong, announced that he will be retiring from his storied broadcasting career after this season. And, with the Hawks just needing one more win to clinch the series, this might be a historic end to Albert’s long-standing relationship with New York.

In his 60-year career covering the NBA, Albert had two successful stints in New York and became ‘the voice of the New York Knicks’. One of his most memorable games would probably be calling Game 7 of the 1970 NBA Finals in The Garden with Finals MVP Willis Reed walking back to the court to help the Knicks win their seven-game series against the Los Angeles Lakers.

The MSG fans are hoping that Albert’s assignment on Wednesday night brings in some of that magic with the Knicks continuously struggling to find their identity in the post-season.

With the Hawks’ young star Trae Young acing his playoff debut so far, New York might need to pull out all the stops to try and win one back and make this one a series. Hopefully, Albert’s presence inside MSG provides an extra boost to the Knicks’ roster as well as the lively fans inside the MSG.

Their season is on the line and best believe that The Garden will be on fire for Game 5 with the iconic Marv Albert spearheading the way.