The “selfless” tag somehow didn’t get permanently attached to Willie Mays, or Mike Schmidt, or Joe DiMaggio. It did to Gehrig, but he had to die of his own disease to get it.
In the early 1970s, America was being torn apart by the war in Vietnam, with racial unrest in the streets and a distrust of the White House. But there was a happier place where men of different backgrounds showed people what could happen when you worked together: Madison Square Garden. “When The Garden Was Eden” (based on the book by Harvey Araton) explores the only championship years of the New York Knicks, when they made the NBA Finals in three out of four seasons, winning two titles.