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J.R. Smith’s legal name is Earl Smith III. (Credit: Jim McIsaac)

J.R. Smith’s legal name is Earl Smith III. He got the nickname because people called him "Junior", despite the fact that he's a third-generation Smith.

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J.R. Smith’s legal name is Earl Smith III.
(Credit: Jim McIsaac)

J.R. Smith’s legal name is Earl Smith III. He got the nickname because people called him "Junior", despite the fact that he's a third-generation Smith.

J.R. Smith is the only player in NBA
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J.R. Smith is the only player in NBA history to have more than one regular season game with 10 or more three-pointers made. He hit 11 treys en route to scoring a career-high 45 points against the Sacramento Kings on April 13, 2009, and then made 10 threes against Atlanta on Dec. 23, 2009.

Amar'e Stoudemire made a cameo appearance on the
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Amar'e Stoudemire made a cameo appearance on the season finale of NBC’s "The Apprentice" in Dec. 2004.

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Amar’e Stoudemire was the only high school selection
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Amar’e Stoudemire was the only high school selection in the 2002 NBA draft.

Steve Novak hit 133 of 282 shots (47.2
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Steve Novak hit 133 of 282 shots (47.2 percent) from beyond the arc in 2011-2012, joiningCampy Russell as one of only two Knicks to ever lead the NBA in three-point percentage. Campy Russell led the league with 43.9 percent (25 of 57) in 1981-82.

Ronnie Brewer majored in broadcast journalism at the
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Ronnie Brewer majored in broadcast journalism at the University of Arkansas and has said that he would be a television producer if he was not a basketball player.

Ronnie Brewer’s father, Ron Brewer, also played in
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Ronnie Brewer’s father, Ron Brewer, also played in the NBA. The elder Brewer played for eight teams between 1978 and 1986, including an 11-game stint with the Nets in the 1984-1985 season.

Rasheed Wallace graduated from Simon Gratz HS in
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Rasheed Wallace graduated from Simon Gratz HS in Philadelphia. He’s one of several famous alumni from that school, including Hall of Fame catcher Roy Campanella, Hall of Fame running back Leroy Kelly and singer Eddie Fisher.

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Chris Copeland averaged 18.5 points per game and
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Chris Copeland averaged 18.5 points per game and 5.6 rebounds per game with Bellgian team Okapi Aalstar in the two seasons before joining the Knicks. He also played in the 2012 EuroChallenge and averaged 20.1 points in 11 games.

Pablo Prigioni is the first Argentine-born Knick and
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Pablo Prigioni is the first Argentine-born Knick and the 26th international player in team history. He averaged 3.9 points per game and 5.9 assists per game over 25.4 minutes per game for Argentina in the 2012 Summer Olympics in London.

James White’s nickname is Flight 75 because of
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James White’s nickname is Flight 75 because of his leaping ability.

Marcus Camby was named New York Magazine’s Athlete
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Marcus Camby was named New York Magazine’s Athlete of the Year in 1999.

Marcus Camby and Kurt Thomas are the only
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Marcus Camby and Kurt Thomas are the only two remaining active members of the Knicks’ Eastern Conference championship team in 1999.

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