New York Knicks 70th Anniversary

#NYK70 | 1967: Knicks Draftee Walt Frazier Earns His "Clyde" Nickname For His "Bonnie and Clyde" Style Hat

When the classic gangster film “Bonnie and Clyde,” starring Faye Dunaway and Warren Beatty, came out in 1967, it inspired a fashion for the pinstriped suits and wide-brimmed fedoras favored by Beatty’s roguish character. One young man who took to wearing such hats was an instant attraction in the Big Apple: the newest Knick, Walt Frazier. As legend has it, legendary championship trainer Danny Whelan tagged Frazier with the “Clyde” nickname, and it stuck.

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