New York Knicks: 5 Most Hated Rivals This Season

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New York Knicks: 5 Most Hated Rivals This Season
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J.R. Smith driving to the hoop

The New York Knicks have started the 2012-2013 NBA season 8-2, and it has somehow been even more impressive than the record suggests. New York has faced a very tough schedule, won seven of those games by double-digits and let a win over the Dallas Mavericks foolishly slip away.

The success comes primarily due to the change in Carmelo Anthony and the performance of newcomers Jason Kidd, Raymond Felton and Rasheed Wallace.

Almost as exciting as the success itself is the possibility of rivaling top teams for the first time in a long time. Knicks fans are tired of seeing their team get crushed by supposed "rivals" and never really rivaling anyone. That seems like it may be over though. Now New York can hate teams, and be hated back, just like every team dreams of. 

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