What good is this rivalry if both have a good chance of not even making it past the 2nd rd? Best rivalries are the ones where both are legit title contenders..This modern era had little runs of Lakers/Kings, Celtics/Heat, Pistons/Pacers, and a few others..Knicks/Nets is pretty far down there..ESPN should wait to give it this type of love until they do something in the playoffs..imo
Just my opinion but I don't believe it's a true rivalry until you play in the playoffs.
Re: NBA Thread: 12/13 Season - SPREAD ON A LITTLE MAYO
17 years after his last NBA game, Bowie revealed in an ESPN documentary that his NBA career began with the center needlessly keeping quiet about how much pain he was in during the days leading up to Portland's selection of the former Kentucky center. A selection that, famously, came one spot before the Chicago Bulls took Michael Jordan with the third overall pick.
From the documentary "Going Big," which airs Dec. 20 on ESPNU:
"I can still remember them taking a little mallet, and when they would hit me on my left tibia, and 'I don't feel anything' I would tell 'em. But deep down inside, it was hurting. If what I did was lying and what I did was wrong, at the end of the day, when you have loved ones that have some needs, I did what any of us would have done."