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07:16 AM ET 09.26 | Finally, it is official. [Here was the] announcement that the Knicks and Nets will co-host the NBA's All-Star weekend in a mere 17 months, and Mikhail Prokhorov was not to be found in the second-floor TV studio on Washington St., where the two warring factions announced a truce to their hostilities. Where was Big Mike, Jim Dolan's chief tormenter, anyway? Nobody was saying, but the absence of the Nets' free-spending billionaire kind of made the entire program a little wanting. As much as everyone involved made it a point to say that the two rivals are putting their differences aside to make the 2015 All-Star weekend a smashing success, and we'll take them at their word on that, it still would have been a little more believable had Prokhorov been present to have his picture taken with Dolan, "that little man."

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September 26, 2013  07:54 AM ET

This whole thing is idiotic. There is no rivalry. NONE. Dolan is a fool on many levels but here he proves it again. Why validate Prokhorov and the Nyets? They are all dressed up with nowhere to go in terms of NY hometown sports teams. Jim Dolan does as much to promote the Nets as they do. Stupid.

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September 26, 2013  08:46 AM ET

The league was stupid to even let them share the all star events. That was truly stupid and both teams should be offended that they're sharing. Each team should host their own all star unless they share the same arena!

September 26, 2013  09:28 AM ET

Why would a mulch-billionaire business owner expected to be present in all inconsequential meet and greet events? Apparetnly he has REAL work to be done elsewhere.

And Dolan is a fool.

September 26, 2013  09:42 AM ET
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The league was stupid to even let them share the all star events. That was truly stupid and both teams should be offended that they're sharing. Each team should host their own all star unless they share the same arena!

Totally agree with you there. I see this as a big failure and I expect this to blow up in the leagues face with two wannabe rival teams and their fans possibly clashing at this event.

September 26, 2013  10:17 AM ET

There Can Be Only One, Bros.

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September 26, 2013  01:27 PM ET

The Knicks have fired Glen Grunwald. Rather stupid decision considering the season has even started.

September 26, 2013  04:10 PM ET
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The Knicks have fired Glen Grunwald. Rather stupid decision considering the season has even started.

Does that mean Isiah will be back?

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September 27, 2013  12:57 PM ET
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You are somewhat right - there is no rivalry.The Knicks do not have what it takes to keep up with the Nets under Prokhorov.Of course, here you go again calling people idiots and fools. At least this time you direct it to your own team's owner. That's a step in the right direction.

Your opinion matters not Californian.

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