Originally written on Brooklyn Balling  |  Last updated 8/21/13
Raymond Felton of the Knicks has been one of the most outspoken players regarding the Brooklyn-Manhattan conflict In order for any sports rivalry, or rival outside of the sports world that is, to be competitive and interesting/exciting, both parties involved have to be good at the same time, in addition to each having intriguing storylines that draw attention to the situation. It looks the New York (Manhattan) Knicks and Brooklyn Nets scuffle that began last season--when the Nets became relevant for the first time in years--has intensified to the status of official "crosstown rivalry", as the necessary dual-competitiveness and machinations are present for such a clash to be significant. Already, just weeks after being dealt to Brooklyn, Paul Pierce has gotten into a bit of a cat fight with Knicks point guard Raymond Felton through the media, with each arguing for their team symbolically "taking over" New York City, a major metropolitan center that is new to have two...
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