New York Knicks Basketball - Watching the Game Like You Know

New York Knicks Basketball - Catch a Game in The Basketball Mecca...

New York Knicks Basketball - Catch a Game in The Basketball Mecca

Want to start watching basketball and follow the New York Knicks? To help you jumpstart the season, here are some key facts and knowledge that even hardcore fan may not know.

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The Knickerbockers
Since 1946, the people of New York have been filling up Madison Square Garden to see their beloved Knickerbockers, more commonly known as the New York Knicks, take the court.

The term "Knickerbockers" refers to the style of pants the Dutch settlers wore, who arrived to the New World in the 1600s, specifically to what is now New York City and the pants they wore that rolled up just below the knee are known as "Knickerbockers," or "knickers". You can read more about it here.

The Knicks franchise has a long history of winning: in fact, under the franchise’s first head coach Joe Lapchick, the team made nine straight NBA playoff appearances starting in 1947 with the help of future NBA Hall of Famers Harry Gallatin and Dick McGuire.

Although the Knicks didn’t have much success in their long playoff streak, the glory days were just around the corner.

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