NBA Debate: Which Is the Better NBA Team in New York?

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NBA Debate: Which Is the Better NBA Team in New York?
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After what seemed to be an eternity of disappointment in New York, basketball is finally back on the rise in the city that never sleeps. 

Not only have the Knicks added numerous pieces this offseason, but the incoming Brooklyn Nets have made significant improvements towards being title contenders as well. With Joe Johnson, C.J. Watson, Jason Kidd, Marcus Camby, Raymond Felton, and other players making there way towards the Big Apple, the excitement for the upcoming season is at an all-time high.

There is always something special about an intrastate rivalry, with evidence from the Giants’ and Jets’ constant struggle for superiority of New York (Well, New Jersey if you want to get technical), and we are finally getting that excitement back on the basketball side of things. Recently the schedule has been announced, revealing that the Knicks and the Nets will open up the season against each other at the new arena in Brooklyn. This poses the debate: which is the better New York team?

As a native New Yorker, I took the liberty to compare the two teams from head to toe. The teams were compared in seven different categories, and split a possible ten points for each category (example: if one team excels in a certain area compared to the other, they might get eight points while the other team gets two.).

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