Marcus Camby takes a shot at Nets fans

It has been a full decade since Marcus Camby took the court for a regular season game in a New York Knicks uniform, but the veteran center has already begun stirring the pot with the Knicks’ cross-state rivals. The Knicks have always been called New York’s team when it comes to basketball, but the Nets have always been based in New Jersey. Now that they have moved their franchise to Brooklyn, will things change?

Camby doesn’t expect them to, as was evident when he was asked about Hurricane Sandy resulting in the postponing of the Nets-Knicks opener and the unveiling of Brooklyn’s new $1 billion arena.

“Well, it was going to be a home game for us tonight too,” Camby said according to ESPNNewYork.com.

And so it begins — or should I say continues. Whether or not the Nets move to Brooklyn results in a more loyal fan base remains to be seen, but it will take a lot for them to match the Knicks in terms of a following. When Dwight Howard supposedly wanted to be traded to the Nets, Patrick Ewing warned him that Nets fans are typically Knicks fans first. Camby seems to agree with that. We’ll see if the move to Brooklyn changes things at all.

Marcus Camby Didn’t Want to Leave the Clippers. True Story.

Marcus Camby made history on Tuesday by becoming the first person to ever be disappointed about being traded away from the Clippers. He had one of those “go to the other locker room” situations in that the Clippers traded him to the Blazers while the team was preparing for their next game in Portland. The trade makes plenty of sense considering the Blazers had big men Greg Oden and Joel Pryzbilla knocked out with injuries while Camby’s playing at a high level for the Clippers. Even though the Clippers are headed for the lottery and Portland the playoffs, Camby was disappointed about being dealt:

“He likes the Clippers, he likes the organization, he likes L.A.,” the source said. “His wife is happy in L.A. And he’s not one for change. He’s definitely not happy about this.

“It feels good to be a wanted man, but I like it here,” Camby said.

I understand the logic behind wanting to keep status quo but really, the Clippers? Camby liked playing for the Clippers? Maybe if it were a legit contender like the Magic or Cavs Camby would be excited about the potential to win a ring considering he’s been to the playoffs eight times already. Still, I always considered playing for the Clippers to be a death sentence for an NBA player and now we’re hearing someone didn’t want to leave. Wow.