Originally posted on NBA 24/7 365  |  Last updated 7/16/12

The Brooklyn Nets may not have been able to land Dwight Howard (at least not yet), but they’re still confident that they’re better than the Knicks.  At a recent pep rally of sorts, Joe Johnson declared his squad the best in The Big Apple, and Billy King described his newly-formed backcourt tandem as the finest in the league.

Meaningless braggadocio?  Yeah, but sports are about competition, and since we can’t play ’til November we may as well yap about it in July, right?  Wrong, says Tyson Chandler.  Via Newsday.com…

WASHINGTON — Tyson Chandler is aware of the Nets’ chatter of late, the stuff about Joe Johnson saying they were already the best team in town and the Nets expressing how they feel own the NBA’s top backcourt.

The Knicks center believes it’s time for their crosstown foes to pipe down.

“Ive heard a little bit, but I think its foolish,” Chandler said before today’s Team USA’s practice at George Washington University. “The Nets are just coming together. I think its pointless for them to talk to us about anything. First, they need to establish themselves.”

Chandler said all the hot air emanating from Brooklyn is premature — and unproven.

“Its just a lot of talk for nothing,” he said. “Its almost the same thing as us talking mess to the Dream Team. It cant happen right now, so I’ll let all my talking speak for itself the first time we play the Nets.”

Chandler even suggested there’s not even a true rivalry between the two just yet.

“They are trying to make a beef or whatever thats not there, to be honest with you,” he said. “Its easy to talk in the summertime, but well see how things go when the season starts.”

Now comes the part where I make fun of the Knicks, so if that’s going to get your panties in a bunch then simply click the red “X” in the upper right-hand corner.

Alright… for those of you who are still with me, I’m curious as to how Tyson plans to “let [his] talking speak for itself,” because that whole concept doesn’t make any sense at all.

Also, is Tyson insinuating that his Knickerbockers are “established?”  I mean, yeah, the Knicks are established in New York City as far as having played there for the past 6+ decades, but I’m pretty sure that’s not what he’s getting at.  I’d say that the message Tyson is broadcasting basically reads “get on my level,” which is honestly kind of silly, because a first-round exit is no accomplishment to speak of… especially not in the East, especially not when it’s happened two seasons in a row, and especially not when you consider the Knicks’ payroll (and the fact that that payroll is being doled out to a roster of overpaid square pegs that Mike Woodson will attempt to jam into round holes).

Oh, and the part about how it’s almost the same thing as us talking mess to the Dream Team?  Yeah… no.  The Nets are a shoo-in for the playoffs, which puts them… well, on pretty even ground with the Knicks, actually.  Beyond that both of these teams have everything to prove.

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