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Danny Granger Irks Yet Another Opponent

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Danny Granger's playing the verbal-jab game again. Or, should we call it the perceived verbal-jab game? This time the choose-to-be victims appear to be the New York Knicks. After beating the 76ers on Wednesday night, Granger commented that the Pacers have "two very winnable games" upcoming on the schedule; a reference to this weekend's home-and-home series with the Knicks.

Well, the highly-hyped, yet lacking-substance superstar duo of Amare Stoudemire and Carmelo sure didn't like Granger's prognostication:

Amare Stoudemire: "He just got to be careful what he asks for,'' Stoudemire said. "I don't know if he's in a position to speak too boldly right now. We got something to say about that (tonight).''

Carmelo Anthony: "We shall see, I'm glad you told me that."

Never mind that Granger wasn't asking for anything, never mind we've heard bolder speech from PETA representatives, and never mind that the Knicks--standing at 19-24--do in fact represent a perfectly "winnable" matchup for just about any team in the league right now. Never mind any of that. None of that fluff matters because when it comes to perceived slights, it's game time.

Are we ready for Knicks'-Pacers' rivalry renewed? The gums are sure bumpin'.