Oh, those famous words, spoken by a famous NBA owner ... Mikhail Prokhorov ... or was it James Dolan? Seems like J.D. is doing Mikhail's job lately. He may or may not match the Rockets offer to Jeremy Lin. He did apparently shut down the Jeremy Lin section on the Knicks Store site and he might be having second thoughts about "stealing" Jason Kidd from the Nets.
As MSG stock dropped three percent at the open Tuesday, Twitter exploded and the airwaves were dominated by LinSanity-Gone-Awry, Bill Simmons' Grantland.com engaged several of its writers in an online discussion of whether it would be okay if Knicks fans turned into Nets fans.
Of all the writers, we like Juliet Litman's best, probably because it mirrors some of our own past experience.
The only Knicks fans who are allowed to become Nets fans are the top-tier, die-hard fans — the ones who have scrutinized every Dolan move, lived in fear of an Isiah Thomas return, and survived the relative success that their former team has had in Denver. Only these people, the truly wounded, can seek solace in Brooklyn. The rest of you are stuck with the Knicks. You haven't earned the right to jump ship.