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.”