The butt of many NBA jokes, the New York Knicks have continued their unfortunate run early in the new season, this time with a number blunder featuring the most storied digits in league history.
Reggie Bullock has been with the Knicks since last season but still doesn’t look at home, taking the floor in his side’s new strip that clashed with teammate Mitchell Robinson, both with number 23 on the back of their jerseys.
Bullock’s regular number 25 was on the front of his singlet, but the double-up with NBA legend Michael Jordan’s famous digits forced the journeyman to swap tops before returning to the game.
While only a minor malfunction, the incident gave the green light for Knicks haters to launch into some hilarious social media exchanges that made an underwhelming second game far more entertaining than the end result.
The Knicks lost to Philadelphia (2-0) by 20 points, Bullock finished with six points while Aussie superstar Ben Simmons accumulated 15 points, nine rebounds and six assists.
New York haven’t won an NBA championship in 47 years despite the largest hoops market in the nation, arguably the best venue in Madison Square Garden and regularly signing big name free agents.
James Dolan has also built a reputation as one of the most hated team owners, banning multiple fans and even former Knickerbockers favourite Charles Oakley for vocalising a desire for Dolan to sell the team.