Proudly bearing their blue, white and orange vests, these pioneers of basketball have been wowing global audiences for more than 65 years. Along with playing to thousands of spectators back in the big apple, they're also a big draw when they play matches outside the US, and have frequently played matches here in the UK. See these top athletes in action by browsing New York Knicks tickets, right here at on StubHub, we'll help you get access to the biggest international sports events taking place on these shores.
New York Knicks' origins
After deciding that New York was ready for a new breed of slam-dunking heroes, former sports journalist Ned Irish established the franchise back in 1946. According to legend, the Knickerbocker name was actually chosen at random, from a hat and would eventually be shortened to the snappier modern version of the moniker. The club's first match was played before the year was out, seeing the side overcome the Toronto Huskies in front of a 7,000-plus crowd. Originally competing in the Basketball Association of America, the league merged with the National Basketball Association to become the contest fans know and love around the globe today: the NBA. Over the proceeding decades, the NYK would go on to win the championship in 1970 and 1973. From their formation right up to the present day, it has played host to a galaxy of stars of the game, from the '40s and '50s Hall of Famer Harry Gallatin and '60s superstar Bill Bradley to Patrick Ewing, whose 15-year stint from 1985 was so successful they retired his Number 33 jersey in recognition of his immense on-court achievements.
Still considered among the sport's elite, the team remain a must-see attraction whenever they're in town. So search for New York Knicks tickets right here on StubHub to find the latest listings and availability for their upcoming fixtures and events.
New York Knicks top rivalries
Standing as one of the most successful NFL teams in the league, it shouldn't be a surprise that the team has racked up a notable amount of enemies over the years. While geographic rivalries exist such as their rivalry with neighbouring team Philadelphia 76ers, and of course, the Brooklyn Nets, are certainly worth watching these matches are nothing compared to the other historically-infused clashes that the New York Knicks regularly endures. Their biggest rivalry comes in the form of the Chicago Bulls and the Indiana Pacers, with the former team really making themselves known in the late '80s and '90s! As for the Pacers, the rivalry sparked between the two is actually fairly recent, taking place in 1993, with the Pacers player Reggie Miller and prominent Knicks fan Spike Lee standing as the epicentre.
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