Hip-Hop Rumors: New York Knicks Rename Their Bench “Mob Deep”

The Knicks have been playing fairly well this year, thanks in part to their “deep” bench. Because of their depth, the Knicks players have begun calling their bench “Mob Deep”. The nickname came about earlier this month when Knicks rookie Iman Shumpert tweeted to his fans on Twitter account that he was searching for something new to call the second unit and a fan tweeted back with the suggestion of “Mob Deep.”

ESPN spoke to Havoc and Prodigy about the bench naming in their honor. Check out what they said below:

“I’ve heard them play our music before at different games, maybe during the highlights on the news and certain things like that,” he told ESPNNewYork.com. “But this is the first time where the team actually called something ‘Mob Deep.’ That’s the Knicks. That’s what’s up.”

After hearing about the nickname, Prodigy told his partner Havoc, who couldn’t believe how it stuck and got so big, even being mentioned on MSG Network broadcasts. That has led to numerous texts, tweets, and phone calls whenever it’s brought up in the news.

“I thought it was like a one-time thing,” Havoc said, “but then I started hearing about it and people kept on telling me that they mentioned it on MSG every time they have a game.”


  • Tony Soprano

    Mobb Deep alll day

    • johnblacksad

       every day

  • nyblackatheist

    mobb depp and knicks all the way. Freethoughthiphop

  • thisnigga

    how is this a rumor if ESPN spoke to mobb deep about it, sounds like NEWS to me!

  • water_ur_seeds

    M.OBB DEEP… ‘Skip To My Lou had the crowd jumping’

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  • immackulate

    both the Knicks, Mobb Deep, and them bench players is all OVERRATED

  • johnblacksad

    “…live and direct, stab your neck…”

  • Johnny Sanchez

    Sydney Lame, how in your head do you figure this article to be a hip-hop rumor??????  Illseed & Jigsaw… both of you have fallen.  Does anyone there moderate this site?????  The rumors section in this site used to be worth coming back for.  Y’all seem to have gotten too big for yourselves and this site has suffered for it with all this watered down material.  GARBAGE.

  • BladeBrown87

    It seems the Knicks will do anything to be like the Chicago Bulls. We have the best point guard in the league they get Jeremy Lin. We have the Bench Mob they call themselves Mob Deep. But one of these things is not like the other. One of these teams has the best record in the league. Hint it ain’t the Knicks. Lol

    • hernandez26

      i say hell yeah, hell yeah, hell yeah, f***ing right!!!


      WE ROLL DEEP!!!!!!

    • SDS_Overfiend

      You Screaming Chi-Town stand up and Shumpert is from the Chi…. Stop Meatwashing D.Rose Nigga.  Ya Frontline Softtttti-ta.. Easy first round victory Knicks play yall.

      • BladeBrown87

        I had to re read my own post before I replied lol. Come on son, hahahahah. I never said the man’s name. No one did. But you know who he is though right? HAAAA WHY YOU MAD Son? Really though, be honest you don’t believe that silliness you said, right? Have you not seen what we do to teams without D. Rose? Go ahead check stats I’ll wait. The Knicks aren’t ready. Here’s some advice for them practice real hard then maybe just maybe they will get past Oklahoma. Knicks suck. Jets suck. Yankees suck. Giants suck. Rangers suck. In my Peter Griffin voice. Ha.

      • scullyson

        Pump your brakes. You lost all credibility when typed a run on setence full of holes. Quit while your ahead. You dont even believe all that ying yang you spittin. Tell the truth…LOL

      • BladeBrown87

        Chicago 41 wins 11 loses number 1 in the eastern conference
        New York 26 wins 25 loses number 8 in the eastern conference
        Do you really believe yourself? Lol, if so I’ve got a bridge in Brooklyn for sale.

      • jamaicanbornanbreed

        listen man….yo bulls IZ big business…i can’t deny dat…my knicks jus took there foot out of orlando ass(without amare) but honestly besides bron-bron and wade ya’ll is the next best things in da east…BUT DNT U EVER IN UR LIFE SAY AN UNKIND WORD ABOUT DA SUPER BOWL CHAMPIONS NEW YORK GIANTS…pay homage bitch…and y u dissing new york when u on our dick nucca…oh and dis brooklyn right here so dnt fu@k wit my bridge unless u want me to hang you over dat shit suge/ice style..biggups to my knicks keep getting better and by next year dis sucker bladebrown will be eating mello’s d!ck….say hi to duncan pinderhouze(lame ass nigga)

      • scullyson

        Im not refering for the most part about the Bulls because Everybody knows spankin teams left and right But being a life long Giants Fan I think your talkin Out Yah ***. feel me? Yall (Bears) lost twice to the Red hot Packers and we got Cheated On the first meeting but came Back in the Playoffs and gave them the Bizzness. And BTW Dont sleep on the Knicks the have talent and Money. Dont sleep 

      • jamaicanbornanbreed

        get pass oklahoma…wtf….knicks is in the east…..oklahoma is in the west….dats who los angles,dallas,clippers and san antonio have to watch for….the only team dat has to worry about oklahoma on the east is miami… my knicks have to worry about philly boston and maybe milwuakee…duuuhhhh…..bladebrown? u mean da alter ego of play from kid n play….sucka

      • BladeBrown87

        You’re right Charlie Murphy. I was thinking about my second favorite team for a second there. Still, numbers don’t lie. Catch up.

      • jamaicanbornanbreed

        first and foremost did i say or does my name imply dat i’m mc gusto…no my name aint charlie murphy….yours is blade brown a played out version of play from kid n’ play…u named urself dat lame sucka shit so live with it..dnt call me nothing outside my name..can u read bitch..u see whut it is…..and since i’m pointing out ur mistakes i stronly suggest u catch da fu@k up or dnt write shit u dnt knw about….u see me(jamaican saying meaning do u understand)

  • jamaicanbornanbreed

    we mobbing nucca…..my boys ain’t there yet but they getting there dis is a new squad new coach new players…we way before schedule we shouldn’t even be in da playoffs race but we are and we will get better..shout out to china man,j.r,melo,amare, white boy 3’s and da rest of da squad…lets go nigga

    • BladeBrown87

      The name “Bench Mob” even sounds better. Mob Deep just sounds like a rap group that 50 tricked into getting his logo branded on them. Like 50% of them are snitches trying to get a book deal. My Infamous Life (An Locker Room Inside Exclusive) FOH

      • jamaicanbornanbreed

        DATS BECAUSE MOB DEEP IS A RAP GROUP DAT 50 TRICKED INTO A RECORD DEAL…….where da f@ck u from..better yet where u been….u gotta be a white boy

  • Mad corny. 

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