There was something quite familiar, yet nostalgic fans noticed when they watched their New York Knicks play their first preseason game.

By Robby Sabo

First came Phil Jackson. Then came Derek Fisher. Finally, watching rookie first-round pick Kristaps Porzingis play beautifully during the NBA Summer League blew our minds.

Now, if that wasn’t enough, the New York Knicks have officially come full circle with their latest move.

They’ve finally, and very appropriately made the paint at Madison Square Garden blue again.

For those Knicks fans who classically remember the Patrick Ewing, Charles Oakley, John Starks teams of the 1990s, blue paint at The Garden is the only thing you know.

It’s the way it’s should be now, forever and always.

To add the cherry on top of a great night which saw the Knicks pickup a win in their first preseason game of the season, Porzingis looked pretty solid. He poured in 7 points on 2-of-6 shooting in 21-minutes.

Here he knocked down a three set-up by fellow rookie Jerian Grant:

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Robby Sabo is a co-founder, CEO and credentialed New York Jets content creator for Jets X-Factor - Jet X, which includes Sabo's Sessions (in-depth film breakdowns) and Sabo with the Jets. Host: Underdog Jets Podcast with Wayne Chrebet and Sabo Radio. Member: Pro Football Writers of America. Coach: Port Jervis (NY) High School. Washed up strong safety and 400M runner. SEO: XL Media. Founder: Elite Sports NY - ESNY (Sold in 2020). SEO: XL Media. Email: robby.sabo[at]