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Knicks Legend Walt Frazier Might Be The Most Dapper Man In Basketball

The NBA All Star scores major three-pointers for style.

Walt "Clyde" Frazier was one of the star players of the New York Knicks in the late '60s and early '70s.

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He helped lead the Knicks two championships — in 1970 and 1973. It was the last time the Knicks ever won a championship, actually.

Here he is with his fellow starting players, Dick Barnett, Bill Bradley, Dave DeBusschere, and Willis Reed.
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Here he is with his fellow starting players, Dick Barnett, Bill Bradley, Dave DeBusschere, and Willis Reed.

And off the court, Frazier had a rep has one one of the best dressers ever.

Oh, HELLO.
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Oh, HELLO.

Frazier got into clothes as a way to let off steam.

"As a rookie I wasn't playing up to expectation, so to pacify myself I used to always go shopping," he said. "Then I'd come back to my room and look in the mirror and say, 'Well, I'm not playing good but I still look good.'"
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"As a rookie I wasn't playing up to expectation, so to pacify myself I used to always go shopping," he said. "Then I'd come back to my room and look in the mirror and say, 'Well, I'm not playing good but I still look good.'"

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And he never looked anything less than AMAZING.

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Frazier actually got the nickname "Clyde" because he wore the same hat as Clyde in Bonnie and Cliyde.

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The original ~this is where the magic happens~.

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He loved a good fur coat.

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Here he is looking ~fancy~ in mink.

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And playing the banjo for a bunch of kids, NBD.

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The man definitely knew how to wear a suit.

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Yes to stripes. And leather.

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And Frazier is still a dapper dresser today.

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"I never realized I was setting the bar for what would follow," said Frazier. "If I could do it again, I would relish the moments more, because you never know when you're gonna get another one."

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You can watch the whole story of Frazier and the Knicks in ESPN's excellent 30 for 30 doc, When the Garden Was Eden.

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