After being acquired by the Brooklyn Nets in a blockbuster trade, 6x All-Star Joe Johnson was asked which New York team is better? “Definitely Nets,” Johnson said. “Brooklyn Nets.”
As expected, Johnson went with his new team, but Brooklyn borough president Marty Markowitz “I hear they’re talking trash, but we’ll be ready for the challenge,” Anthony told ESPNDeportes.com’s Marly Rivera at an event in Washington D.C. “I haven’t looked at the schedule, but when that game happens, we will be ready.”had a ton to say about the rivalry- even dissing the “Manhattan Knicks“.
“For nearly 40 years the Manhattan Knicks have shown they can’t bring a championship to New York, so it’s going to take the Brooklyn Nets to get the job done,” Markowitz said. “So move over Manhattan — enough air balls. You had your chance.”
“Now that the Barclays Center is in town, the national basketball spotlight is focused on Brooklyn’s big stage and Madison Square Garden just doesn’t have the same sparkle anymore,” said Markowitz, comparing it to the old rivalry between the Brooklyn Dodgers and Yankees. “By the way, for any Brooklynites still rooting for the Manhattan Knicks: as of November and on, I’m giving you fair warning: it’s treason to support the outer borough’s team over our Brooklyn Nets.
“Besides, when it comes down to it, we all know the Brooklyn Nets will shut down the Manhattan Knicks when they play for the first time.”
Carmelo Anthony’s response is in, and he’s confident the Knicks will be ready for whatever the Nets throw their way. “I hear they’re talking trash, but we’ll be ready for the challenge. I haven’t looked at the schedule, but when that game happens, we will be ready.”