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Fashionably late

The Apple's latest trendsetter is the Knicks' second-round surprise

Updated: February 10, 2011, 11:42 AM ET
By Chris Broussard | ESPN The Magazine

This story appears in the Feb. 21 issue of ESPN The Magazine.

ON A MID-JANUARY AFTERNOON, superfan Spike Lee sits courtside at Madison Square Garden, an orange and blue No. 6 jersey nearly swallowing his torso. "He reminds me of those Knicks from the '70s who introduced me to basketball," Lee says as Landry Fields, the player who has made that uni number hot, gets ready for the day's game.

Jamie Kripke / ESPN The MagazineLandry has gone from no-name to the name on the backs of fans' jerseys.

Don't kick yourself for asking, "Landry who?"