NewYork Knickerbockers Snapbacks
May 8, 1970 goes down as the ultimate red letter day in New York Knicks history. It had been almost 30 years since the Knicks had left the BAA to join a league called the National Basketball Association and this date brought the L.A. Lakers to the famed Madison Square Gardens for game 7 in the championship series. Frazier, DeBusschere, Bradley, Monroe and Barnett took the court missing team captain Willis Reed. Reed had missed game 6 in the series and with a severe leg injury, game 7 he wasn’t expected to play and a city thirsting for a championship could feel it slipping away. Then as the teams warmed up in pre-game drills out of the locker room hobbling on 1 leg and dragging his injuried leg Reed appeared. The captain started game 7 scored the first 4 points for the Knicks and sent an impetus into his teammates for a stirring and decisive championship win.
This New York Knicks cap carries with it that tradition. The Knicks logo on the center of the blue cap echos the frenzy felt that day in May 1970. The orange flat brim with green underbrim along with the blue snapback makes this a fresh must have cap.
Can’t talk Knicks basketball without a S/O to # 33. Thanks Patrick!!