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Wednesday, July 25th, 2012 at 12:31 pm  |  39 responses

Nets To Open Season In Brooklyn Against Knicks


Knicks heading to Brookyln for opening night? Yes, please! (The full 2012-13 NBA regular schedule will be unveiled tomorrow night, but you can expect many more leaks before that …)  Newsday has the details: “The Nets’ first regular-season opponent in the Barclays Center in Brooklyn will be the cross-town rival Knicks, according to league sources. Both teams open the 2012-13 campaign with that Nov. 1 matchup, which also will be televised nationally on TNT, the sources said. It will be the first of four meetings between the Knicks and Nets. The Knicks will hold their home opener the next night at The Garden against LeBron James and the NBA champion Miami Heat, according to a report. The Heat eliminated the Knicks in five games in the first round of the playoffs last season.”

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  • Hart

    Opening your new arena with a loss. Not a good way to open up……

  • Hart

    Opening your new arena with a loss. Not a good way to open up……

  • jinolin

    Good move

  • 23

    this must be the kind of game where you have to actually be FROM NY to get excited about. i am not feelin this “rivalry”. imo both these teams are overhyped, knicks have been overhyped for about 10 years it seems. and BK adding JJ doesnt exactly scare any other teams.

  • dma

    battle of the overpaid ny teams on opening night.

  • http://slamonline.com LakeShow

    Nets by 15.

  • http://www.kb24.com The Seed

    Knicks by 15.

  • Mischief

    Tie.

  • crooklyn

    Best way to start the year off. And for all the haters, the knicks (no shump, stat, diddy or lin) actually got the same amount of wins as the thunder against the heat in this years playoffs…imjustsaying;)

  • http://www.reverbnation.com/tray24 T-Ray

    When these two teams become relevant in the playoffs then it’ll be a rivalry.

  • LA Huey

    The Heat became a completely different beast by the time they reached the in the Finals. Just saying.
    Nets by 8.

  • Heals

    Good stuff…

  • fruizm

    Unlike soccer, there are no good rivalries or “classic” games anymore…fans are not passionate enough to make a rivalry game interesting.

  • shawnkemp4prez

    I like how people are making predictions on the score when you haven’t even seen the Nets play with their new lineup…hmmm

  • http://slamonline.com LakeShow

    ^I like how people make predictions on….. EVERYTHING in life…

  • http://www.reverbnation.com/tray24 T-Ray

    No subliminal

  • LA Huey

    LakeShow with the Hostess-caliber zinger.

  • http://www.slamonline.com nbk Troll

    Its a real rivalry!!! Its no avoiding it, which is why Stern set it up this way.

  • http://slamonline.com LakeShow

    So I have been gone in Neah Bay for a week… Who’s this^
    Real troll or another troll?
    At least were getting some progress?

  • http://www.slamonline.com nbk Troll

    nbk was getting trolled by somebody, so i just made my name nbk troll, for kicks. get used to it cause im keeping it

  • http://www.xvideos.com nbk troll

    why am i logged in as this guy?

  • Jake

    I hope the knicks win by 30 so everyone will shut up about the nets. They both suck, Get over it.

  • http://www.xvideos.com nbk troll

    No trollin the troll

  • MeloMan15

    Opening night is going to be amazing

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=woWqSmichOo RunNGun

    The battle for New York; it’s going to get ugly…

  • http://www.slamonline.com aman from arkansas

    Nets: DWill,JJ,Crash,Kris Humpries,and B.Lopez
    Knicks: R.Felton,JR,Melo,STAT,Chandler

  • Brahsef

    @23 I’m not from New York but I’m geeked for this game. You think the Knicks wanna lose to the new team in NY. Opening game in the new arena, it’s gonna be hype.

    Having another team in NY is just great for basketball.

  • http://slamonline NBK’s troll’s troll

    I think the Knicks will win.

  • http://www.fullc0urtpress.com KHoliday

    Brillant move by David Stern! Let’s get the bad blood brewing early in the season. Miami needs to play Boston, OKC needs to play the Spurs, Lakers vs. Suns, Bobcats vs Wizards (to see who’s team is worse). LETS GET IT GOING BABY!

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wgvwfvTcNl0 danpowers

    @23: im from germany and i couldnt be more excited about anything else this season. and whatever the nets do to us there, theyll get it all back in msg

  • Wayne85Live

    Why do people feel like teams have to be in the playoffs for it to be a rivalry? That’s the dumbest thing I’ve ever heard. I know the logic behind it but still, both being playoff teams only adds to it.

  • D12FSU

    @KHoliday, I think the wizards are better than you think. Starting line of Wall, Beal, Ariza, Okafor and Nene is pretty solid, good enough to land at least a 6 seed this year in the east.

  • http://www.nba.com Shadojoker

    Why is nbk STILL gettin trolled? LMAO!!! Btw..Knicks win by 7points just because they got James White..if he doesn’t get any burn then I hope Dwill goes for 40 and 10..

  • Basketball_iQ

    Alert me when one of these teams isn’t a 8 seed and challenging the celtics for #1 in the atlantic division.
    Til then, miami/boston is the only rivalry right now.
    I think
    Clips vs lakers is waaaaaaaay more legit of a rivalry than this crap

  • Drig

    How exactly is the Clips vs Lakers any different from NYK vs Brooklyn?? Hell, if anything, Clips vs Lakers is much less of a rivalry when you consider how the two franchises have fared over the last decade and a half or so ( 5 titles, 7 NBA Finals vs 0 and 0 ). IMO, the only remaining rivalry is the Lakers-Celtics rivalry. Nothing else has the historical base or the bad blood these two teams have had the last few years. Heat-Celtics does come close I guess.

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wgvwfvTcNl0 danpowers

    cosign drig. funny to see all this envy about ny teams just because they draw more attention than other franchises

  • pposse

    spurs mavs? spurs la? mavs vs. lakers? Those were all pretty heated rivalries and still could be.

  • http://kb24.com x-DrEw_MaiN-x

    This is going to be a good season.. don’t put the clippers Lakers game so early we don’t want CP3 to embarrass the Lakers so early. Air Kyrie vs Kobe on TNT I got Kyrie 11 to 7

  • bdogg

    Lord stern loves drama! he is the best commish besides the nfl as starting drama..props but he still has to go! thanks for playing!

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