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The rivalry between the New York Knicks and Brooklyn Nets is heating up as Spencer Dinwiddie and Enes Kanter are talking trash via Twitter.

The New York Knicks and the Brooklyn Nets may be rebuilding, but don’t tell them that. Enes Kanter of the Knicks and Spencer Dinwiddie of the Nets took to Twitter to start the war of the words.

After Metta World Peace’s declaration that the Knicks would make the Eastern Conference Finals, Dinwiddie shared his thoughts on the prediction.

Dinwiddie’s comment didn’t fall on deaf ears. Enes Kanter — always a fan of social media trash talk — responded to let Dinwiddie know that the Knicks wouldn’t forget this comment.

But neither player wants to let the other have the last word. He teased Kanter about his old feud with LeBron James before Kanter tried to egg him on even further.

Dinwiddie’s belief that Brooklyn is the best team in New York might be a little off. The Nets were 0-4 against the Knicks last season. Of course, the Knicks won’t have Kristaps Porzingis for the foreseeable future, but it’s odd for Dinwiddie to start talking trash after the Knicks mopped the floor with the Nets during the 2017-18 season.

These two won’t need to wait long to prove who is the best team in New York. The two teams square off on Oct. 3 in a preseason game. That won’t be all that intense because it’s still preseason. But on Oct. 19 the two teams from the Big Apple will square off in their first matchup of the regular season.

The two teams are both going to have a tough time in the Atlantic Division against the Boston Celtics, Philadelphia 76ers, and Toronto Raptors. The meetings between New York and Brooklyn this year should be testy because they know these matchups are probably going to be their best chance at securing wins in the division.

If nothing else, it’s nice to have a rivalry brewing between the two New York teams again.

NY/NJ hoops reporter (NBA/NCAA) & sports betting writer for XL Media. Never had the makings of a varsity athlete.