Carmelo Anthony may not think that there's a New York Knicks/Brooklyn Nets rivalry just yet, but everyone else is comparing the two teams constantly. In a recent conversation with Charles Barkley at the Bill Russell's Mentor's Champions Golf Challenge, the always outspoken analyst raved about the Nets' current roster and trashed the team that the Knicks will be putting out next season.
"I like Marcus Camby," he said. Then someone mentioned, "Jason Kidd," and Barkley said, deadpan, "What year is this?"
Then he yelled over to Celtic great Sam Jones, who was warming up on the driving range, and mentioned that reporters were asking about the Knicks signing Camby and Kidd, then said of the Knicks, loudly, "They must think it's 1995.
"It's 2012," Barkley said. "They went out and got 92-year-old Jason Kidd and 92-year-old Marcus Camby."
Ouch. It looks like the Knickerbockers are going to have their fair share of doubters en route to that J.R. Smith-guaranteed 2013 NBA championship, huh?