MSG Dispute an Opening for Nets?

NEW YORK, NY - JANUARY 31: Jeremy Lin #17 of the New York Knicks drives past Detroit Pistons Walker Russell #23 of the Detroit Pistons at Madison Square Garden on January 31, 2012 in New York City. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Chris Trotman/Getty Images)

Lost in Linsanity is the reality that two million New Yorkers (and a few in North Jersey) can't watch the Knick phenom play because of a dispute between Time Warner Cable and MSG Networks, which owns the Knicks and Rangers and broadcasts the Islanders, Devils and Sabres.

The dispute has gone one for nearly six weeks and Sports Business Journal reports even Jeremy Lin's heroics haven't moved the needle on negotiations. This, suggests AP, has left an opening for the Nets as they head for Brooklyn. Unfortunately, the Nets have lost six in a row while the Knicks have won five straight.

Still reports AP, "the Nets, in comparison, grow more appealing: They will move from New Jersey to Brooklyn next season, and their games air locally on the YES Network and are not affected by the MSG dispute".

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