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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.

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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.

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    Oh, HELLO.

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

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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.'"

    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.

    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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