It’s time for a quick and important public service announcement from Brooklyn Borough President Marty Markowitz. OK, here it is: “If you support, cheer, root for the Manhattan Knicks, you are treasonous.” Oh, man. The Manhattan Knicks! Got 49 seconds? There are more fighting words where that came from:
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“I’m thrilled that fans won’t have to wait long for our Brooklyn Nets to take the floor against the Manhattan Knicks, and kudos to the NBA for scheduling their first matchup on November 1 in the true home of NBA basketball in New York City—Brooklyn’s spectacular new Barclays Center,” Markowitz said in a statement. “Between the two teams there will certainly be lots of excitement and star power in the house that night, and no doubt the arena will be filled to the ‘rim’ with Nets fans and their Brooklyn swagger drowning out the desperate cheers of the few Knicks faithful brave enough to venture into enemy territory. You know who I’ll be rooting for, so move over Knicks—you may have a ‘Kidd’ but now you have to play the big boys! And it won’t be long before a championship banner so elusive for the Knicks over the past forty years will be hanging in its rightful place from the rafters at Barclays Center.”
Brooklyn Borough President Marty Markowitz, without a viable political opponent (dude secured 85 percent of the votes last election), has directed his mudslinging toward the Knicks. If this somehow doesn’t become an intense rivalry, don’t blame the diminutive politician.