Spencer Dinwiddie and the Brooklyn Nets have a shot at a Christmas Day game in 2019 and the outspoken guard wants the Knicks or Celtics.
Spencer Dinwiddie is one of the best—and most entertaining—basketball players in New York City.
With the Brooklyn Nets adding Kevin Durant, Kyrie Irving, and DeAndre Jordan in the offseason, they are one of the most intriguing teams in the NBA.
That means they’ll likely have a good chance at securing a primetime Christmas Day matchup.
Dinwiddie took to Twitter to ask when the NBA schedule would be unveiled and one fan responded with a hypothetical Christmas Day matchup. For what it’s worth, Dinwiddie wants to play that game in a Garden.
Either Garden would work for me lol https://t.co/pMiBBq0c6C
— Spencer Dinwiddie (@SDinwiddie_25) July 29, 2019
Presumably, he would be content with either Madison Square Garden against the New York Knicks or TD Garden against the Boston Celtics.
A grudge match with the Celtics would be fun to watch. It would be even better if it happened to be Irving’s first return to Boston since bolting for Brooklyn in free agency.
Moreover, both the Celtics and Nets are going to be playoff teams in the Eastern Conference next year. It’s the kind of matchup the NBA would love to have as one of the headliners on the biggest days of the year for the league.
The Knicks are still in a transitional phase while the Nets are going to be championship contenders when Durant returns from injury. The Nets would be the heavy favorite in this matchup. However, the Knicks-Nets rivalry should have some serious juice in the coming years after Brooklyn’s meteoric rise to the top of the league.
Dinwiddie’s rivalry with Knick fans is well-documented. Most fans of the orange and blue took exception to Dinwiddie’s assertion that the Nets were better than the Knicks last season. As it turns out, Dinwiddie could not have been more right about that.
Whether it’s the Celtics or the Knicks, the NBA needs to make sure Dinwiddie and the Nets are on the marquee on Christmas Day. It’s a no-brainer.