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

Tyson Chandler, New York Knicks-Brooklyn Nets

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.”