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Nets’ Spencer Dinwiddie: ‘We’re better than the Knicks’

Spencer Dinwiddie, Nets, Knicks

Brooklyn Nets point guard Spencer Dinwiddie isn’t one to sugarcoat things, telling local YES Network something that might just ignite the in-state rivalry that much more. The chiseled 6-foot-6 dynamo first took aim at New York Knicks center Enes Kanter and his hopeful takes on the playoffs while addressing Metta World Peace’s prediction of the Knicks and Indiana Pacers battling it out in the Eastern Conference Finals — a delusional flashback to 1995 by today’s standards.

“Metta World Peace said whatever he said, right? Knicks and Pacers? — First off, that idea in general is crazy,” said Dinwiddie. “To go back to the New York Knicks piece. Do you really think I’m gonna sit here and think that the Knicks are gonna be better than us this year? We had almost the same record last year (Knicks won 29 games, Nets won 28) and their best player is not gonna be playing until February. This is no shot at the Knicks… but I just don’t feel like they’re gonna be better than us.

“When I said what I said, it wasn’t to say ‘hey we’re gonna beat the Warriors’ — I didn’t say that, I said we’re better than the Knicks… People start tripping out and I’m like bruh… I said we’re better than the Knicks. Any of the non top-10 teams between 11 and 30, why would I not look at you and say ‘Okay guys, if we button down and we really take this seriously, then we got it.'”

Dinwiddie has never been short of confidence, recently claiming he was the Most Improved Player in the NBA, given his jump from being a G League player to one of the most efficient starting point guards in the league.

Neither the Nets nor the Knicks are expected to make the playoffs, but they will surely have bragging rights when it comes to who is the king of New York.