NBA to avoid future Knicks jersey confusion

November, 17, 2013
11/17/13
10:22
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Several New York Knicks fans had trouble watching last Saturday's game, and it wasn't all because of the Knicks' 20-point loss to the Atlanta Hawks.

The Knicks and Hawks wore jerseys with colors that were difficult to differentiate on television. The Knicks wore their alternate orange uniforms while the Hawks had on red uniforms.

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Maddie Meyer/Getty ImagesSee this? It won't happen again, the NBA says.
The NBA, though, said it will try to make sure something similar won't happen again, as the New York Times first reported.

"Neither team was at fault," Tim Frank, the NBA's vice president of basketball communications, said in an email. "The Knicks' orange has been designated as a light alternate home uniform. Going forward, we'll ensure that the opponent wears a more distinguishing color uniform when the Knicks wear orange."

Carmelo Anthony was asked about the uniforms and if he thought it was as odd as it appeared during the Knicks' 110-90 loss.

"Nah," Anthony said. "People nitpicking now. That ain’t got [anything] to do with why we are losing."
Ohm Youngmisuk has covered the Giants, Jets and the NFL since 2006. Prior to that, he covered the Nets, Knicks and the NBA for nearly a decade. He joined ESPNNewYork.com after working at the New York Daily News for almost 12 years and is a graduate of Michigan State University.
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TEAM LEADERS

POINTS
Carmelo Anthony
PTS AST STL MIN
27.4 3.1 1.2 38.7
OTHER LEADERS
ReboundsC. Anthony 8.1
AssistsP. Prigioni 3.5
StealsI. Shumpert 1.2
BlocksA. Bargnani 1.2