The term “Knickerbockers” referred specifically to pants rolled up just below the knee by Dutch settlers in the New World during the 1600s. Many of these settlers found homes in and around New York City, where a cartoon drawing of Father Knickerbocker became a prominent symbol of the city. In 1845, baseball’s first organized team was nicknamed the Knickerbocker Nine and the name was evoked again in 1946 when New York was granted a franchise in the Basketball Association of America. Team founder Ned Irish reportedly made the decision to call the team the Knickerbockers—supposedly after pulling the name out of a hat.

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Kemba Walker will finally bring his city game to MSG

Assuming he’s in the lineup and not resting the preseason opener, Kemba Walker will play his first game at MSG as a member of the Knicks on Tuesday against Indiana. It’s a lifetime in the making for the Bronx-bred point guard, who has embraced this homecoming for all its emotional and human appeal. “It’s different.…

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Irving misses 1st practice after Nets return to New York

NEW YORK (AP) Kyrie Irving didn't practice with the Brooklyn Nets on Tuesday, again remaining away from the team amid questions about his availability to play in New York because of the city's vaccine mandate. Coach Steve Nash said he had no further update about the status of his All-Star guard. Irving hasn't said if…

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Knicks vs Pacers: Tom Thibodeau on preseason opener blowout win

In this Knicks vs Pacers post game interview, NYK Head Coach Tom Thibodeau was pleased with the team's ball movement on offense in their 125-104 win over Indiana in the preseason opener. Thibodeau complimented Julius Randle, RJ Barrett and newcomer Kemba Walker for leading the way. He emphasized, 'we need everybody over the course of…