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The war of words over New York City professional basketball supremacy continues.
Knicks guard J.R. Smith is the latest to pop off in response to comments made by new Nets forward Paul Pierce who suggested earlier this month that it was time for Brooklyn to “start running this city.”
“I just look at him as a bitter person just getting out of Boston” Smith told ESPNNY.com. “He doesn’t really know what New York is all about. He’s been playing in Boston his whole career. … He just knows just know that his words have consequences and he’s going to have to pay for them.”
Those comments from the NBA’s reigning Sixth Man of the Year follow similar statements from Knicks point guard Raymond Felton.
“Paul Pierce said the Nets are gonna take over the city” Felton said according to Newsday. “It’s hard for you to take over the city when we’ve got ‘New York’ on our chest and you’ve got ‘Brooklyn’ on yours. It’s been this way since long before he started playing.”
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J.R. Smith is making bold predictions for the Knicks upcoming season, telling reporters he guarantees his team will win the championship this upcoming season…he’s “100 percent sure” of it.
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J.R. Smith guaranteed yesterday the Knicks will bring home a championship and claimed the Nets are “still not good.”
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New York Knicks shooting guard J.R. Smith’s recent interview with ESPN New York focused on his disdain for former Boston Celtics and current Brooklyn Nets small forward Paul Pierce. While there were several interesting quotes involving Pierce to come from Smith, the biggest news involves the reigning Sixth Man of the Year’s knee. According to Ian Begley of ESPN New York, Smith...
I never have a problem with confidence, but when it’s J.R. Smith I’m always a little reluctant to take whatever is said seriously. Smith was at a PGA foundation event in New York recently and when asked about the Knicks chances to end their championship drought Smith was quick with his response. “I’m 100% sure.” […]
Paul Pierce has gone from an NBA star sad about leaving his longtime team, the Boston Celtics, to one upbeat about the chances of his new team, the Brooklyn Nets.
But J.R. Smith isn’t having none of that.
The Knicks shooting guard wasn’t pleased with Pierce’s recent assessment that the Nets were going “to start running this city,” and he unleashed some Smith-style comments...
Last month, Brooklyn Nets forward Paul Pierce decided to make a comment on ESPN Radio’s “The Michael Kay Show” that the Brooklyn Nets would soon be the toast of New York City and in his words,” I think it’s time for the Nets to start running this city.”.
As you might figure, New York Knicks guard J.R. Smith didn’t take kindly to the assumption that the Nets would be...
What exactly is JR going to do? Have him date Rihanna?
J.R. Smith on Paul Pierce saying the Nets will run NY: "Just know that his words have consequences & he's going to have to pay for them."
— Ian Begley (@IanBegley) August 31, 2013
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Opening night is still nearly two months away — but the Nets and Knicks budding rivalry continues to heat up.
Recently, new Net (still hurts to write that) Paul Pierce upped the ante a bit saying that it was "time for the Nets to run New York" following the mega-deal that sent Pierce, KG and Jason Terry...
Raymond Felton said that it was just Paul Pierce talking, Spike Lee called it crazy, but now JR Smith has taken the biggest shot at the former Celtic great.
Smith, never shy on the basketball court or off, chimed in on Pierce’s comments – which, for those that don’t know, centered on the Nets eventually taking over New York City – via twitter, with some rather strong words...
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