Shaquille O'Neal Says Amar'e And Carmelo Are 'Ok' Players
Shaqueille O’Neal was in New York this week and he had a lot to say from Carmelo Anthony and Amar'e Stoudemire style of play to whether the Nets will dethrone the Knicks.
On the Brooklyn Nets one day being more popular in New York than the Knicks: “No, probably not,” O’Neal told ESPNNewYork.com.
The future Hall of Fame center agrees with the moves the Nets made to improve, especially the re-signing of center Brook Lopez ;
“Brooklyn got better,” he said.
O’Neal added that the Knicks-Nets rivalry will heat up now that Mikhail Prokhorov’s team is in Brooklyn.
“The good thing about (New Yorkers) is that they’re always excited,
they’re very competitive,” said O’Neal, who attended the Yankees-Tampa
Bay Rays game Friday night in the Bronx. “(So) I’m looking for the
Nets-Knicks rivalry to amp up a little bit more this year.”
Prokhorov, the Nets’ owner, stirred up things in the East River
rivalry recently when he called Knicks owner James Dolan “that little
man” in a New York Magazine article.
The Knicks and Nets have engaged in a publicity war this offseason.
They face off Nov. 1 at the new Barclays Center in both teams’
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Date Submitted: 9/15/2012 11:59 AM
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