New York Knicks: Orange uniforms

End of the orange jerseys?

December, 21, 2013
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Have the Knicks dumped their orange jerseys?

New York had worn its orange alternate uniforms for its first five weekend home games this season -- and the results were awful.

The Knicks went 0-5 in the orange unis during weekend games and 0-6 overall in them. But they have opted against wearing them in their past two weekend home games, including Saturday against Memphis.

They're supposed to wear an orange uniform with short sleeves against Oklahoma City on Christmas Day. But their future plans for the traditional orange uniform are unclear.

Surely, some fans wouldn't mind if they got rid of them.

The Knicks wore orange in their 41-point drubbing against the Celtics and a 30-point loss to San Antonio.

In their previous weekend home game, the Knicks wore white to appease the NBA.

Here's why: the previous time the Knicks played the Hawks at the Garden, the combination of Knicks’ orange and Atlanta’s red road uniforms made it difficult for viewers to differentiate between the two teams on television.

The NBA said after the game that the color mixup wouldn’t happen in the future. So the Knicks wore white in the Dec. 14 tilt. But that wasn't at issue on Saturday against Memphis, which wears blue.

Technically, New York doesn’t have to wear the orange jerseys again this season. Under NBA guidelines, a team must wear their alternate jerseys six times during the season. The Knicks have already fulfilled that obligation.

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Knicks will wear white tonight

December, 14, 2013
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AnthonyMaddie Meyer/Getty ImagesThe NBA didn't like the way the colors of the Knicks and Hawks clashed last time out.
NEW YORK -- This will solve everything.

The Knicks are going to break from recent tradition on Saturday and wear their white uniforms against the Hawks.

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New York (6-16) has worn its orange alternate uniforms for weekend home games this season -- and the results have been awful.

The Knicks are 0-6 in the orange unis. Included in those losses are a 41-point drubbing against the Celtics and a 31-point loss to San Antonio.

They aren't ditching the uniforms though. The Knicks are wearing white to appease the NBA. The last time New York played Atlanta, the combination of the Knicks' orange and Atlanta's red road uniforms made it difficult for viewers to differentiate between the two teams on television.

The NBA said after the game that the color mix-up wouldn't happen in the future. So the Knicks will wear white tonight.

Technically, New York doesn't have to wear the orange jerseys again this season. Under NBA guidelines, a team must wear its alternate jerseys six times during the season. The Knicks have already fulfilled that obligation.

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Opening Tip: Is it the jerseys?

December, 9, 2013
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Is it the jerseys?

The Knicks are 0-6 in their orange uniforms. The latest setback came Sunday in a 41-point loss to the Celtics on Sunday.

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So, naturally, fans are wondering if the jerseys are cursed.

The players, for what it's worth, don't see it that way.

"We could've lost in the white uniforms today, it'd still been the same thing," Carmelo Anthony said on Sunday. "I'm not a superstitious guy. I won't blame it on the 12 o'clock game, I won't blame it on the orange uniforms."

It's hard to ignore just how bad the Knicks have been in the orange alternates.

Their three worst losses of the season, including a blowout home defeat to San Antonio, have come in the orange jerseys.

So that brings us to our Monday morning question: do you think the Knicks should get rid of the orange jerseys? Or should they have to wear them until they win a game in them?

Up now: Ohm Youngmisuk writes that the Knicks should be ashamed after Sunday's blowout loss to Boston.

Carmelo Anthony said it was an "embarrassing" afternoon at the Garden. Which is understandable. It was the third-worst home loss in Knicks franchise history.

But the Knicks players refused to blame Mike Woodson for the blowout defeat.

What's next: The Knicks will practice on Monday to prepare for Tuesday's game at Cleveland.

Question: Do you think the Knicks should get rid of the orange jerseys? Or should they have to wear them until they win a game in them?

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