The 2012-â€™13 NBA season is still months away from tipping off, but already, thereâ€™s some blood brewing between the two New York teams.
Brooklyn represents the new kids on the block,Â who are full of arrogance, and arenâ€™t shy about their plans to unseat the Knicks as the cityâ€™s top team.
And thisÂ does not sit well with Tyson Chandler. At all.
â€œIve heard a little bit, but I think its foolish,â€ Chandler said before todayâ€™s Team USAâ€™s practice at George Washington University. â€œThe Nets are just coming together. I think its pointless for them to talk to us about anything. First, they need to establish themselves.â€ Chandler said all the hot air emanating from Brooklyn is premature â€” and unproven. â€œIts just a lot of talk for nothing,â€ he said. â€œIts almost the same thing as us talking mess to the Dream Team. It cant happen right now, so Iâ€™ll let all my talking speak for itself the first time we play the Nets.â€
Chandler even suggested thereâ€™s not even a true rivalry between the two just yet. â€œThey are trying to make a beef or whatever thats not there, to be honest with you,â€ he said. â€œIts easy to talk in the summertime, but well see how things go when the season starts.â€
The Nets and Knicks will face off a minimum of 4 times during the regular season, if the chatter in the summer time is any indication, it promises to be a testy affair each time out.