Accession Number: C.2018.107.6
Dimensions: 37 in X 71 in
Dimensions (Metric): 93.98 cm X 180.34 cm
Credit Line: Gift of New York Knicks
Nike brand size XXL New York Knicks City Edition long-sleeved uniform shirt worn by Kristaps Porzingis.
The shirt is bright orange with dark blue sides. On each side, near the midsection, is an orange and silver reflective stripe meant to resemble turnout gear. On the front of the shirt, the Nike logo is embroidered in dark blue on the right breast. On the left breast is a sliver and blue embroidered basketball with "Knicks" embroidered in blue in the center. The tag attached to the lower left bottom of the shirt has "6 1/30/18 v Nets" handwritten on the tag. The back of the shirt has the Maltese cross with "Knicks" printed in the center and in the top crossbar and "N.Y.C" in the bottom crossbar. A hook and ladder are printed in the left crossbar and a fire hydrant in the right crossbar. Printed on the right sleeve of the shirt is small text: "Once a Knick Always a Knick." On the left sleeve is printed: "New York Knicks."
In the first months after 9/11, sports leagues and teams acknowledged the service of first responders. In addition to inviting emergency workers to games and donating to relief efforts, some teams incorporated tributes into their uniforms. Years later, these practices continue. In 2018, the New York Knicks wore basketball jerseys paying tribute to the New York City Fire Department at seven home games at Madison Square Garden.