Raymond Felton says Nets will ‘never take over the city’

A week and a half ago, Paul Pierce declared his hate for the New York Knicks was growing, and made the bold statement that the Brooklyn Nets will start running New York City. Raymond Felton disagreed with Pierce’s comments and believes it will always be the Knicks city.

Felton and the Knicks eliminated Pierce and the Celtics in the first round of last year’s playoffs, which marked the end of an era for Boston. Felton said that Pierce’s comments were “just him talking,” reports SI.com.

From that statement it would appear that Felton didn’t care much for Pierce’s remarks, but based on some of the other things he said, he did seem a little offended. He proclaimed that the Knicks will always run the city. “They will never take over the city. Because we’ve got ‘New York’ on our chest,” said Felton in an interview with ESPN.com.

Felton later said that Pierce’s comments were to add fuel to the ever growing rivalry between the two in-state rivals. In Brooklyn’s inaugural season, the Knicks and Nets split the season series 2-2, with the Knicks winning the Atlantic division. They meet for the first time this year on December 5 at the Barclays Center.

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