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Sunday, June 16th, 2013 at 11:23 am  |  20 responses

Deron Williams Says Nets-Knicks is ‘Not a Rivalry Yet, But It’s Forming’


Players on both the Nets and Knicks have downplayed the rivalry between the two, but the few games the pair of squads have played against one another brought about an undeniable energy amongst fans—both those in the arenas and those watching at home. Brooklyn guard Deron Williams admitted to ESPNNewYork that a true rivalry is slowly budding: “Deron Williams and his Nets teammates were not very truthful with the media last season regarding their rivalry with the Knicks. It was a bigger deal than they made it out to be — and D-Will knows looking ahead to next season, it will only grow. ‘When the reporters are asking us, ‘Is it a big deal?’, I think we all kind of shrug it off,’ he said during a Nike House of Hoops event in Brooklyn. ‘But you can tell, the energy from those four games this season were probably more intense than any other four games we played in. Even when we won or when the Knicks won, the way they celebrated wasn’t how you would celebrate after a normal win. It definitely means much more. It’s not really a rivalry yet, but I think it’s forming, and as we get better and as the Knicks get better, I think it’ll be a rivalry for years to come.’”

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  • spit hot fiyah

    it’s geographical rivalry at this point. a playoff series would take it to the next level.

  • Junkie

    Never helps when the player on one team leaves to be headcoach of the other.. i hate when that happens… Oh wait it doesnt happen

  • OfftheWall87

    Not until they play in the playoffs multiple times. People throw that “rivalry” term around too much. Heat-Celtics. Heat-Bulls. Heat-Pacers. Celtics-Knicks. Only legit rivalries going right now.

  • Teddy-the-Bear

    True that. The best rivalries usually revolve around the best teams, like Bulls/Pacers, Bulls/Knicks, Bulls/Pistons did… cuz the Bulls.

  • Richard Narvaiza

    hahaha, its going to be interesting to see how the knicks fans welcome kidd.

  • MikeC.

    I can’t speak for everyone, but I’m fine with it. Kidd’s body is done playing. So it’s not like he was going to be starting and playing big mins next season. He wanted to be a head coach, so he went where the job was, and it’s just a bonus for him that he doesn’t have to move. He was a big part of making the Knicks a more professional team and franchise. His leadership will be missed. I wish him luck except against the Knicks.

  • underdog

    Byron Scott can’t wait to see this Nets team.

  • underdog

    Byron Scott can’t wait to see this Nets team.

  • MUBWAR

    hey Deron how about focusing on a little thing called a NBA Championship. you have your own big 3 in jj & Lopez but you were eliminated in the 1st round. rebounding machines like Reggie & hump but nothing to show for it. go ahead and compete with Melo for ny’s top baller while lebon & company keep counting ships

  • MUBWAR

    hey Deron how about focusing on a little thing called a NBA Championship. you have your own big 3 in jj & Lopez but you were eliminated in the 1st round. rebounding machines like Reggie & hump but nothing to show for it. go ahead and compete with Melo for ny’s top baller while lebon & company keep counting ships

  • spit hot fiya’s dada

    Your MOM would take it to “the next level”!!!

  • spit hot fiya’s dada

    Your MOM would take it to “the next level”!!!

  • spit hot fiya’s dada

    bang bang

    shots fired

  • spit hot fiya’s dada

    bang bang

    shots fired

  • OfftheWall87

    If they care anything about how Melo matured during this season, they’d be smart to cheer for Kidd when he returns.

  • spit hot fiyah

    i also found yo mama jokes funny when i was like 13 years old. i think you mistook slam for yahoo

  • danpowers

    i guarantee you, most wont handle that with class lol

  • danpowers

    i dont even get why so many fellow knicks fans hate on the nets. wtf? just because that team happens to play in the same city? oh my, how can creationists doubt mankind’s kinship with monkeys? aint mechanisms like that proof enough?

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  • Max

    Also kinda looks like a fat ass Po from the Teletubbies.

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