Source: Kurt Helin, NBC Sports 
It’s the Thursday night showdown between the 3-13 Knicks vs. the 5-13 Nets in a game one team will have to win.
It’s also a game in the national spotlight as a TNT Thursday showcase game, complete with Charles Barkley and the Inside the NBA crew mocking these teams that are out-tanking the teams that were trying to tank for the lottery (and the Knicks don’t even have a lottery pick this year, they traded it).
Carmelo Anthony bracing himself for Charles Barkley: "We are the laughingstock of the league right now. Do I like being laughed at? Hell no"
— Frank Isola (@FisolaNYDN) December 4, 2013 
Jason Kidd summed up the “showdown” this way to the Bergin Record.
“It’s the rivalry, [but] both teams stink,” Kidd said Tuesday night…