Spencer Dinwiddie is having the last laugh after a successful Brooklyn Nets’ offseason has some Knicks fans irked.
A common refrain from New York Knicks fans is that they couldn’t care less about the Brooklyn Nets. Most Knicks fans will maintain that the little brother across town is more or less irrelevant in the grand scheme of things.
However, after the Nets beat out the Knicks to sign Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving, it’s clear that Brooklyn can become a perennial title contender. One Knicks agitator—Spencer Dinwiddie—is basking in glory after the Nets’ monumental offseason.
“My mentions have been crazy. The Knicks fans say that they’re always on my mind or that they didn’t even want KD anyway because he’s hurt,” Dinwiddie told Alex Kennedy of HoopsHype. “I’ve pretty much heard every negative thing you can imagine about Kyrie, KD and myself. It’s just them being salty. The funniest thing is that nothing I said about them was based on emotion. All I said last year was, ‘We’re going to be better than you guys,’ and they lost it. It was funny. After seeing how enraged they got by the truth, I was just like, ‘Shoot, if that’s how it’s going to be, I might as well just keep saying the truth!’”
Knicks fans and Dinwiddie have engaged in some pretty incredible Twitter battles over the year. Last summer, Knicks fans descended upon the guard’s mentions on Twitter after he proclaimed that the Nets were better than the Knicks.
Many Knicks fans thought that notion was laughable. All of those fans were dead wrong.
Now, after whiffing in free agency, the Knicks were forced to settle for the likes of Julius Randle, Marcus Morris, and Bobby Portis, among other veterans. Of course, the Knicks were able to keep future cap flexibility to make another run in free agency in the coming years.
That being said, Dinwiddie isn’t wrong about Knicks fans “being salty” about the Nets’ big summer.