Tweet of the Day goes to Stefan Bondy, who explained how Brooklyn Nets star guard Deron Williams would get more excited about playing against the Miami Heat than the New York Knicks as a home-opener at the Barclays Center for the upcoming season. Essentially, it’s Williams’ way of saying that the Heat are going to present much more of a challenge to his revamped team than the now “crosstown-rival” Knicks.
In any case, Williams won’t have to wait very long to play either team, because the Nets will open the season against the Knicks, then face the Heat the following game, according to Bondy: “If the Nets truly found a home in Brooklyn — and not just an extension of Madison Square Garden — they’ll find out on the first day of the season. The Brooklyn Nets will open up their inaugural campaign at the Barclays Center against the Knicks on Nov. 1 in a nationally televised game at 7 p.m., a source confirmed. It’s a surprising move, and perhaps a dangerous one for the Nets, who are trying to establish themselves as Brooklyn’s team in historically Knicks territory. The Knicks will then play the Miami Heat at home Nov. 2 on ESPN, according to the Miami Herald.”