The New York Knicks are a professional basketball team based in New York City, playing in the Eastern Conference of the National Basketball Association (NBA). They were founded in 1946 and are one of the original teams of the NBA. The team plays their home games at Madison Square Garden, which is considered one of the most iconic sports arenas in the world. The Knicks have a rich history and have won two NBA championships in 1970 and 1973, but they have struggled in recent years to regain their winning ways. The team is known for their passionate fan base and the electric atmosphere of their home games.