Tyrese Haliburton, Indiana Pacers still heated over New York Knicks analyst’s “wannabe all-star” comment

Forget Reggie vs Spike. It’s all about Tyrese vs. MSG Network?

The New York Knicks’ rivalry with the Indiana Pacers has fizzled out in the new century, having previously served as must-see TV in the 1990s. But the TV aspect could play a role again, thanks to Knicks analyst Wally Szczerbiak, whose comments from the teams’ last meeting appear to be staying on Indiana’s bulletin board.

That’s what the Pacers, who will be visiting Madison Square Garden Wednesday night (7:30 p.m. ET, MSG), appear to be implying as they arrive in Manhattan. Indiana (23-18) was surprisingly engaged for an automatic playoff berth in the Eastern Conference and was…well, paced…by the antics of Tyrese Haliburton, the current NBA’s 10.3-per-game assists leader, who also relinquishes a career-high in scoring (20.3 per game).