As the ruling party of New York, the Nets showed no hint of mercy following their 103-101 win over the Knicks on Sunday.
In a post celebrating their win, Kevin Durant (who will miss the remainder of the season with a torn Achilles) made sure to poke some fun at his rivals across the river, and the team's Twitter account took notice.
Yeah, the Nets are obviously having fun owning their "big brother" over in Madison Square Garden. For years, the Knicks have been hailed as the "mecca" of basketball and have always been seen as superior to the Nets.
Recently, that tide has changed. The Knicks are a dysfunctional mess, thanks to their clueless front-office and bad reputation around the league. In the past 20 years, the Knicks have one of the worst records in the NBA.
Meanwhile, Brooklyn is giving New York basketball fans hope. While they have made plenty of mistakes over the years, the acquisition of Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving has put the team on the map for the next few years to come.
At least for now, it's the Nets who rule New York City. Their recent behavior is just another attempt at reminding everyone of that truth.