'Bockers, Brooklyn tilt to own the pity

In Thursday's tangle of the Rotten Apple, we'll see who stinks more: Knicks or Nets

Updated: December 5, 2013, 12:54 PM ET
By Johnette Howard | ESPNNewYork.com

GREENBURGH, N.Y. -- Well, this wasn't the debate anyone expected the Knicks and Nets to have heading into their first showdown of the season. Rather than all of that offseason chest-pounding about who's going to own the city, and in place of each team's bombastic owner preening he was rolling out a championship-caliber team before either squad had even proven it could defend a pick-and-roll, there's new infighting.

"Who stinks worse?"

"We're the laughingstock of the league," ...

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