David Stern Tells Nets/Knicks To "Settle Down"

Updated: August 27, 2013

The NYPOST has reported that NBA Commissioner David Stern ordered a sit down between the Brooklyn Nets and New York Knicks owners this past season.


That essentially was the directive given to owners James Dolan of the Knicks and Mikhail Prokhorov of the Nets this past season during a meeting orchestrated by NBA Commissioner David ThereCanOnlyBeOneStern, who wanted to snuff any lingering tension between the two and prevent a full-blown feud, multiple league sources told The Post.

“There was such a meeting and the parties both said it was a very cordial and pleasant one,” said one league official with knowledge of the sit-down, which happened early in the season.

The official also confirmed Stern assisted in getting the pair together in an attempt to prevent a wave of spitballs going back and forth over the Brooklyn and Manhattan Bridges.[/quote_simple]

I understand what Stern is trying to do by holding this little get together although from a fan’s prospective it makes little sense as Nets and Knicks fans love the drama.

Mikhail Prokhorov has told anyone who would listen that the Nets were coming and this started in 2010 with the “Blueprint For Greatness” billboard that was posted in Manhattan for everyone, including James Dolan to see.

The reality is that both organizations has a great dislike for one another and the owners quarreling only makes the inter-city matchups more exciting.

The players are now chiming in on the dislike and this coming season the disgust for one another should be at an all-time high which can only mean better basketball in New York.

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