Originally written on Knicks Journal  |  Last updated 11/27/12
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Aside from the Knicks' own resident Brooklyn boy Carmelo Anthony, there was perhaps no other Knickerbocker looking forward to Monday's matchup with the Nets more than Jason Kidd.After being the leader of such New Jersey Nets squads that went head to head with the Knicks in the early 2000's, Kidd understands exactly what the rivalry is all about. He understands how much pride is involved, and furthermore, what's at stake when the now cross-bridge rivals take the court against one another.Now on the other end of the rivalry, Kidd was hoping to help the Knicks assert themselves as the Big Apple's team.Unfortunately, the man arguably most embedded into the rivalry (due to his history) had to sit out. Kidd was a late game scratch with back spasms, and was reportedly advised not to venture out with his team to Brooklyn.Still, the Knicks hit the hardwood on Monday night, hoping to come away with a win over the Nets. Expected to be out-rebounded by Brooklyn by a considerable margin, New Yor...
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