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Battle of NY: JR Smith Says Paul Pierce Is A “Bitter Person”

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The NBA regular season hasn’t even started yet and the Knicks and Nets are already becoming rivals, it is going to be the Battle Of NY. The players know this and there is a lot of pride on the line. Verbal shots have been thrown back and fourth all off season, the latest is JR Smith’s response to Paul Pierce saying that the Nets will “Run the City”, this did not sit well with Smith.

Via ESPNNewYork.com

“Paul Pierce has sparked a war of words between the Brooklyn Nets and the New York Knicks. Earlier this month, Pierce said that he believed that the Nets would eventually own New York. ‘I just look at him as a bitter person just getting out of Boston. He doesn’t really know what New York is all about. He’s been playing in Boston his whole career,’ Smith told ESPN New York on Saturday. Smith, speaking without anger in his voice, added: ‘He just knows, just know that his words have consequences and he’s going to have to pay for them.”

This rivalry will be intense, there is going to be a lot of heat between the two teams and every game between the Nets and Knicks next season is going to be must watch basketball. Stay Tuned for more “Battle Of NY” news.

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