Paul Pierce

Paul Pierce’s reaction to J.R. Smith: “Who?”


Which seems more staged right now, the Knicks/Nets rivalry or the show “Amish Mafia?”

I can’t tell, but I can turn off the Amish Mafia show (and have). However, as an NBA news blog I have a level of obligation to bring you this.

Remember J.R. Smith fired some shots across the bow of the Knicks and Paul Pierce and the Knicks, plus he said the Knicks were title contenders. What is Pierce’s reaction?

The two teams do not even play until December. I’m really over the silly back-and-forth, maybe it plays better in New York but from a distance it plays out like Amish Mafia. The only way this thing gets real is if they meet in the playoffs. (And i really want them to meet in the first round of the playoffs.)

The only sensible person in this whole thing has been Bernard King.

Kevin Durant with huge dunk on visiting Fenerbahce Ulker

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Welcome to America, Fenerbahce Ulker.

The Turkish powerhouse was in America playing some exhibition games this preseason, and they got a first-hand reminder that Kevin Durant is back. KD had 13 points in the Thunder’s easy 111-81 win.

Not to be outdone, Russell Westbrook got in on the act.

Bradley Beal drives around, dunks over Kristaps Porzingis (VIDEO)

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If you’re a Knicks fan, the positive is that at least Kristaps Porzingis tried to make a play.

But he was not going to stop the athletic Bradley Beal with a full head of steam, and the result was a Beal dunking over Porzingis as he tries to block the attempt.

Beal wasn’t sharp, scoring 12 points on 5-of-14 shooting. The Knicks has an efficient Carmelo Anthony and that got them the win.