- REUTERS/Suzanne Plunkett (BRITAIN - Tags: SPORT BASKETBALL)
Kris Humphries and his Brooklyn Nets bested J.R. Smith and the New York Knicks in an 88-85 defeat on Monday but the latter did not let the competition end on the basketball court.
Humphries, 27-year-old Nets forward who is still legally married to reality television star Kim Kardashian, took to his Twitter to brag about his recent win at Madison Square Garden.
"Big game tonight! The Garden got really quiet on the way out," Humphries tweeted after his win. "#Brooklyn."
Although Humphries contributed a double double to the game with 11 points and 13 rebounds, Smith did not let him enjoy his win on Twitter. The 27-year-old Knicks guard grabbed the attention of Twitter fans when he responded to Humphries' tweet by writing, "Wasn't quiet when Kanye tore it down last month!"
The message was re-tweeted by 48,737 people at press time and made a favorite by 18,313 users on Twitter. Knicks fans seemed to approve of Smith's tweet.
"@TheRealJRSmith I declare this the best tweet of the year so far. #KnicksTape," one person tweeted.
Another person recognized that Humphries embarrassed himself by bragging about the Knicks win and receiving the proverbial jab from Smith.
"I didn't think @KrisHumphries could embarrass himself any further until @TheRealJRSmith tweeted him," the person tweeted.
However, everyone on Twitter did not find Smith's tweets amusing.
"#NoClass," one person wrote on Smith's message.
After a recent squabble between Smith's teammate Carmelo Anthony and Boston Celtics forward Kevin Garnett, another person questioned why the Knicks guard would tweet something so personal.
"Weren't the Knicks complaining about trash-talk getting too personal," one person questioned on Twitter.
Still, other people recognized that the exchange of words on Twitter were a sign of a bonafide rivalry between the two teams located in New York City.
"The Knicks-Nets rivalry is on the rise," one person tweeted.