Forget Southern California-Northern California or the Battle of Texas. Raptors-Nets has been the most heated first-round NBA playoff series, with verbal shots fired by Toronto GM Masai Ujiri, some Brooklyn Nets veterans and, most notably, the cities' respective tabloids.
It started with this, from the Toronto Sun:
Then this, in response to Ujiri's "f--- Brooklyn" comment from before Game 1, after the Nets took a 1-0 series lead:
The NY Daily News headline: "Don't f*** with Brooklyn" pic.twitter.com/BovyfiT26t— NBA Legion (@MySportsLegion) April 20, 2014
And Wednesday, after the Raptors leveled the series 1-1, the Sun went with a headline reminiscent of an old Shaquille O'Neal rap lyric:
The Toronto Sun takes a shot at the Nets again....front page of the paper this morning. "JurASSKICK Park" pic.twitter.com/U9L3zZKLQk— NBA Legion (@MySportsLegion) April 23, 2014
May this series, somehow, never end.