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

By Robby Sabo

New York Knicks Bring Back The Blue Paint (Photo)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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Founder of Elite Sports NY — Formerly of FanSided — Jets, Rangers, Knicks, Yankees, Mets, Giants — Has interviewed the likes of Rob Dyrdek, Michael Waltrip and Dominique Wilkins and has seen his work shared on major publications such as Bleacher Report, Sports Illustrated, Fox Sports, Yahoo Sports, and Yardbarker.

Born as a New York Sports Fan, something unexplainable in his blood that’ll never be shaken. Remembers the Kevin Maas days, the Yankees on MSG, the Bruce Coslet era, and the Spring of ’94.

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