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The Beginning of a Rivalry?

  • Dates: Wednesday, February 1 at 7:30 p.m. ET and Sunday, March 12 at 6:00 p.m. ET
  • Opponent: New York Knicks
  • Venue: Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York

The Nets haven’t been in Brooklyn long enough for the Knicks to consider them a rival.

The Knicks consistently finish in the top 5 in attendance every year, and their NYC counterparts can’t get people to show up to a playoff game.

The Nets are hoping that the acquisition of former Knick Jeremy Lin will mean more production from the point guard position, but it could be a point of contention when they face Lin’s old teammate, Carmelo Anthony.


It’s no secret that Anthony didn’t like playing with Lin. Melo was jealous of the attention that Linsanity was getting, but more importantly he was angry with the shots it was taking away from him.

While the rest of the team rallied around the young point guard’s success, Anthony and J.R. Smith wanted him gone. And go he did, off to Houston.

Lin claims there’s no bad blood there but in July he told the NY Post that if he had it his way he would’ve retired with the Knicks.

Anthony’s presence made sure that wasn’t a possibility. That has to make it sting a little bit.

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