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Wednesday, October 24, 2012
Felton to Nets: Less talk, more hoops

By Ian Begley

Sounds like Ray Felton is tired of hearing trash talk from the Brooklyn Nets.

During an appearance on Anthony Donahue's The Knicks Blog internet radio show, Felton was asked about the Knicks-Nets season opener on Nov. 1.

Raymond Felton
Raymond Felton
"All I'm going to say is tune in to the first game, that's all I'm going to say," Felton said. "I'm not going to say nothing. I'm not going to do all that extra blabbing and talking that I've been hearing about other people doing over on the other side. ... I ain't about that talking. I'm about mine when we step on the court, so we'll see when the time comes, when it's time to lace 'em up."

The Knicks and Nets close the preseason on Wednesday night at Nassau Coliseum. Eight days later, they will open the regular season against one another in Brooklyn.

Felton didn't say which Nets noise bothered him most. There are plenty of examples to choose from.

Over the summer, Brooklyn guard Joe Johnson said the Nets are "definitely" better than the Knicks. In a recent television interview, Brooklyn owner Mikhail Prokhorov took a shot at the Knicks, telling an interviewer, "Ah, oh, Knicks. Yes, I've heard about this second team in New York."

Prokhorov also dissed Knicks owner James Dolan, referring to him in New York Magazine as "that little man."

Felton said the Knicks-Nets rivalry is "good for the city, but all that extra trash-talking, I don't do much talking man. I'm just about business."

The Knicks' starting point guard was highly complimentary of Nets coach, Avery Johnson and the roster their front office has put together, which includes Deron Williams, Johnson and Brook Lopez.

"Brooklyn's got a great team," Felton said.

He just doesn't want to hear them talk anymore.