Knicks’ Chandler: “No disrespect, it’s not a rivalry”

Tyson Chandler, Nets-Knicks RivalryThere’s an old cliché’, often repeated by politicians and friends trawling for Facebook likes, that “you don’t find yourself, you create yourself.” Banality aside, I actually kind of like it: while you’re searching for some original, long-standing pillar that defines you, you’re defining who you are by what you do day in and day out.

I’d bet that if you ask Tyson Chandler about this quote, he’d agree: He hasn’t found a rivalry yet between these two teams, it has to be created. Speaking with Harvey Araton of the New York Times, Tyson Chandler made clear that he does not believe the Brooklyn Nets-New York Knicks’ … let’s call it “borough kerfuffle” is a full-on rivalry yet.

“No disrespect to them, it’s not a rivalry, not yet,” Chandler said. “Two teams have to go through some big things.” The two teams, originally scheduled to kick off the season last night, have had their first matchup rescheduled for Thanksgiving weekend on November 26th.

Brett Yormark might counter with: “If you find yourself lost in the woods… f— it. Build a house. Well, I was lost, now I live here. I have severely improved my predicament.”


  1. Dont like the Knicks line-up. I don’t think Melo and A’mare will ever work well together. Amare needs a strong play maker and is most effective during pick and roll. But Melo needs the ball all the time

  2. The only thing that makes the Nets and Knicks rivals is that they play in the same state and division. But, throw in some talent on both teams (check) some close, exciting, gritty games and some crazy, possibly violent, moments and you’d have yourself a rivalry!