The Knicks may have lost the battle (i.e. the basketball game) on Monday night, but they definitely won the war (i.e. the post-game hat contest).
Iman Shumpert is wearing a clock hat. pic.twitter.com/szznEUv4Qd— Seth Rosenthal (@seth_rosenthal) October 21, 2014
Yep, that is Iman Shumpert, and that thing embedded in his hat is a clock.
The game will never be the same.
In case you were wondering, that clock is not set to Eastern Standard Time:
Sadly, Iman's clock hat appears to read 1:34 p.m. :(— Scott Cacciola (@ScottCacciola) October 21, 2014
That would put the hat squarely in the Australian Eastern Time Zone, home to cities like Sydney and Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea.
But Shumpert is not, in fact, from Papua New Guinea; he is a proud native of Chicago. And that just might explain the clock hat:
@seth_rosenthal It was a hat only certain folks would be able to buy back in the day cuz they cost $150.— ZS (@zsuite) October 21, 2014
Is Shumpert's hat tearing apart the Knicks' locker room? All signs point to yes.
Carmelo declined comment on Iman's hat.— Scott Cacciola (@ScottCacciola) October 21, 2014
COWARD! We pay you over $100 million and you run and hide from a critical hat-related question? It's not like you're immune from hat fever, after all.
In conclusion, the Knicks either have too many hats, or not enough. They will either win the 2014-15 championship or they won't, and these hats may or may not be involved.