Stern Hoping for Real Knicks/Nets Rivalry
It will be, in the eyes of NBA commissioner David Stern, the perfect blend of competition, hatred, geography and, hopefully, TV ratings.
It will be a real rivalry, the Brooklyn Nets versus the New York Knicks.
“I am hoping, for more sparks, a few verbal, some build up,” Stern said before the NBA lottery in Midtown Wednesday night. “We are going to have two spectacular new buildings in New York City and we are going to have two very aggressively managed teams.”
Maybe, the league now will have two crowds that actually cheer for their home teams.
“I think there’s going to be a real conversation and there are lots of baseball fans that see the Brooklyn Nets as a legitimate successor to the Brooklyn Dodgers. I think that we are going to have a great rivalry.”