New York Knicks Drop ‘New York Forever’ NFT Collection on Coinbase

New York Knicks Drops New York Forever NFT Collection On Coinbase

The New York Knickerbockers, the NBA team of the city that never sleeps and one of the most established franchises in the world, is set to launch a new project that will pay homage to the Mecca of basketball, culture, and innovation. “The Knicks” presented to fans the ‘New York Forever‘ NFT collection, in collaboration with a strong roster of local artists. The NFT collection will consist of just 9 NFTs, and will come with a range of real-life perks.

9 New York Knicks NFTs in 24 Hours

The initial sale of the brand-new NFT collection will be held on October 25th, 2022. Instead of releasing them to the open market, the New York Forever NFTs will be sold as part of a 24-hour auction divided into three groups, and will kick off at 7PM UTC. In the meantime, one of the artists working on the project, Andre Vandenburg, shared a preview of his NFT, titled ‘KnicksVerse’, on Twitter. 

The sales of the second and third batches are scheduled to follow swiftly after, at 8PM UTC and 9PM UTC respectively. The collection includes work by local digital artist “Freehand Profit”, who is also working on Web 3.0 project FREEverse. Naturally, the New York Forever digital art NFTs feature representations of New York’s top sightseeing spots, such as ‘The Statue of liBEARty’ NFT, presented by the very same Freehand Profit as part of the “Bear Market Special”.

NFT Tickets to Celebrate the New NBA Season

On top of that, each of the winners from the three auctions will gain access to real-life privileges, such as tickets to the Madison Square Garden arena for the 2022-2023 NBA season, which just kicked off. With The Knicks missing out on a championship title for the last 49 years, the support generated by the collection could be very much needed. Moreover, Coinbase is planning to host a “Knicks Kicks & Cocktails Gala Party” in New York in February 2023, where guests can bring a plus one.

Ultimately, the reveal of the New York Knickerbockers’ NFT collection comes in the wake of a similar, recently launched NFT project by the Chicago Bulls. In this regard, the New York Forever NFT collection stands out through the physical perks it offers, and the bi-dimensional aspect it has taken. The rich history of Madison Square Garden dates back to 1879, and now there’s a real chance for NFT art lovers to secure a seat at The Garden by celebrating the new NBA season with the purchase of digital art.

On the Flipside

  • Despite claims that this will be the first ever NFT collection from The Knicks franchise, that isn’t quite the case.
  • The New York Knicks previously released a commemorative NFT collection in celebration of a rare playoff appearance in the ’20-’21 season.

Why You Should Care

Collaborative art projects like New York Forever bring added social value and physical utility to NFTs.

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Tadas Klimasevskis is an author & reporter, focusing on the latest tendencies of the crypto galaxy. Tadas spends his time digging deeper into specific areas like coins such as Shiba Inu (SHIB) & Dogecoin (DOGE), music NFTs, sports NFTs, digital art, and Pop culture in Web 3.0. Tadas strongly believes in crypto as disruptive innovation and keeps an eye out for new crypto hubs being developed around the globe. His vast experience in social media lets him quickly spot what’s going on in the mercurial world of crypto and deliver stories with unique spins. He has been active in blockchain and cryptocurrencies since 2019.