New York Knicks, NBA
- NBA All-Star (1994)
- NBA Sixth Man of the Year (1997)
- NBA All-Defensive Second Team (1993)
- Founded the John Starks Foundation
John Starks gained fame while playing for the New York Knicks of the NBA in the 1990's. John was at the center of one of the most famous plays in Knicks history, which has now become known simply as "The Dunk". In Game 2 of the 1993 Eastern Conference Finals against the Chicago Bulls, John was in the right corner of the court being closely guarded by B.J. Armstrong. Ewing came to set a screen for Starks, who faked to the left like he was going to use the pick, and then drove along the baseline and dunked over Horace Grant with his left hand. John went on to have a successful professional career, including receiving the NBA Sixth Man of the Year Award in 1997 during his time with the Knicks.
After retiring from basketball, John founded the John Starks Foundation, aimed to provide scholarships to high school seniors. In 2003, John was named Alumni and Fan Development Advisor for the New York Knicks. He is involved in the day-to- day efforts to expand the Knicks Alumni Relations, Community Relations and Fan Development Programs.