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Report: Knicks to open season against Nets in Brooklyn

Jul 25, 2012, 12:56 PM EDT


Oh, this one is going to be fun.

The New York Knicks will open their season against the Brooklyn Nets, opening up the new Barclays Center and a budding rivalry in New York, according to Newsday. It is a TNT nationally televised game on Nov. 1, according to the report.

The Knicks would then return to Madison Square Garden for their home opener against the Miami Heat, according to another report.

The NBA will release its full schedule on Thursday (NBA TV will host a broadcast looking at the highlights, which begins at 7 p.m. Eastern). Traditionally in the days leading up to the schedule being released all sorts of highlights leak out (and those leaks usually turn out to be correct).

The Knicks opening up the new Brooklyn arena should be interesting, just to see what the fan ratio will be. Nets gear is suddenly a hot thing and is seen all over New York City now, and the Nets have put together what should be an entertaining team (Deron Williams, Joe Johnson, Brook Lopez, Gerald Henderson) but their fan base in the city is young. The Knicks are established and they have stars like Carmelo Anthony and Amare Stoudemire. Last year when the Knicks played the Nets in Newark, New Jersey, it sounded like a Knicks home game.

  1. 21stnprime - Jul 25, 2012 at 1:07 PM

    when did they get Gerald Henderson

  2. rajbais - Jul 25, 2012 at 1:10 PM

    In the words of Alicia Keys and in honor of Jay-Z:

    New York, concrete jungle where dreams are made of

    There’s nothin’ you can’t do

    Now you’re in New York

    These streets will make you feel brand new

    Big lights will inspire you

    Let’s hear it for New York, New York, New York!!!!

    • knightrider1755 - Jul 25, 2012 at 2:29 PM

      In the immortal words of R&B legend Marvin Gaye: “Let’s Get It On!”

  3. packersareandwillalwaysbebetterthanthebears - Jul 25, 2012 at 1:15 PM

    Hmmph, I didn’t know the nets traded Gerald Wallace for Gerald Henderson.

  4. styx630 - Jul 25, 2012 at 2:32 PM

    Good to see the Knicks will be starting the season 0-2.

  5. patfic15 - Jul 25, 2012 at 2:37 PM

    I would’ve kept Wallace over Henderson.

  6. turnmymicup - Jul 25, 2012 at 3:32 PM

    Looking forward to the BK Nets smashing on the Knicks. Not a New York fan but knicks need a good whooping for letting Lin go. NYC should embrace the new team. Soon they will be far better than the Knicks. Nets will keep adding over the years. That Russian money is long. Racks on Racks.

  7. itsthemelman82 - Jul 25, 2012 at 3:55 PM

    As a New Yorker I resent the fact Brooklyn thinks it can outshine the rest of NYC so here’s hoping the Knicks crush them! Not a fan of either but NYC is a Knicks town, let’s have it stay that way!

  8. newyorkfootballjets - Jul 25, 2012 at 5:17 PM

    Sweet!! easy 1-0 start for the knicks

  9. dysraw1 - Jul 25, 2012 at 6:41 PM

    the NBA. is doing all they can to make sure that building is sold out on open night should be a war, but this time we got J Kidd

    • knightrider1755 - Jul 25, 2012 at 10:43 PM

      Let’s hope he’ll be sober,

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