The Knicks held their annual media day on Monday, and second-year guard Iman Shumpert stole the show by sporting an amazing early 90s-style flat top that would make Kid from Kid 'n Play proud. He also spit a freestyle rap about his teammates.
J.R. Smith's amazing 90's flat-top form last season was short lived, so hopefully Shumpert will keep this look long enough to sport it on the court when he returns from the torn ACL and meniscus he suffered during the first round of the playoffs last year.
While the Knicks haven't won a championship since 1973, they have had a long lineage of flat tops in their history. Here are the top flat-tops in team history. (Please note although Charles Smith's flat-top may have been worthy, he was left off the list due to the lay-up missing fest he had in Game 5 of the 1993 Eastern Conference Finals against the Bulls.
No. 5: Gerald Wilkins
Worthy of a portrait indeed
No. 4: Greg Anthony
Greg Anthony or Waldo Geraldo Faldo from Family Matters?
No. 3: Charles Oakley
A look not seen since his car washes were in business.
No. 2 Patrick Ewing
Simply iconic. The widow's peak. The line on the side. If this isn't a 90s classic, nothing is.
No. 1: Kenny "Sky Walker"
1989 Slam Dunk champion. Flat-top God.