Monday night's long awaited first regular season meeting between the old New Jersey Nets — now taking residence in the borough of Brooklyn — against the New York Knicks is the hottest ticket to see long legs and shorts in town outside of The Rockettes. It is already being touted as the start of a long and bitter rivalry.
A skirmish that the Nets organization is even calling "The Battle of the Boroughs."
Clever marketing, but the last time I checked my subway map, New York was a city (and a county) not one of the five boroughs.
Either way, fans attending the game inside the Barclays Center will get a free T-shirt commemorating the game which was postponed from its originally scheduled date Nov.1 in the wake of Hurricane Sandy.
The souvenir T-shirt even has the original Nov.1 date crossed off with the new date Nov. 26 written underneath.
The navy blue shirts feature a white outline of a basketball with "Clash of the Boroughs" written inside. Below the basketball the shirt reads "Nets versus Knicks."
While the crossed-out date and the washed-out lettering are nice touches, I have to wonder if the Knicks are on board with this whole limited to one borough idea.
Either way, the shirts — and Spike Lee sighting — are both free for fans at the game.