As the Nets make the move from New Jersey to Brooklyn, the NBA's Atlantic Division just gave the Knicks a new sort of rival. Having a team across the river is one thing, but within a neighboring borough? That's a whole new monster.
Simply put, the New York Knicks and the Brooklyn Nets are currently in a position to become one of the greatest rivalries in all of sports. Sure, the Knicks have similar relationships with the Boston Celtics and Miami Heat, but those rivalries were at least built up.
This one, on the other hand, has a lot more riding on it than wins and losses—and if you ask me, it has the potential to become the greatest in Knicks' history. Here's why.