There is considerable pride in that team heritage, but …

There is considerable pride in that team heritage, but pain in the present, which helps explain how that Knicks joke ended up in Soul. Kemp Powers, who wrote and directed the animated film, released in December, is a Brooklyn-raised Knicks fan who was born in 1973, the same year as his team’s last title. “I’ve literally got to live in a world, my entire life, in which the Knicks have never been champions,” says Kemp, who now lives in Los Angeles, surrounded by preening Lakers fans. “The Ewing years were great for me. Enjoyed the Pat Riley era. Enjoyed Allan Houston’s shot to knock the Heat out [in 1999]. But for the past 20 years, it has been an embarrassing team to be devoted to.”
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Ahead of the 2021-22 NBA season, the Drake-owned clothing brand October’s Very Own (OVO) is partnering with the NBA to release an “exclusive capsule collection celebrating six iconic World Champion franchises.” The Toronto Raptors, Los Angeles Lakers, Chicago Bulls, Boston Celtics, Miami Heat, and New York Knicks have been picked as the NBA teams that will be available in the newest OVO gear. The collection drops Wednesday, September 29 on OctobersVeryOwn.com.
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