A New York Post writer, Phil Mushnick, recently went on a rant about the Nets new home in Brooklyn, New York and the team’s owner, Jay Z, changing the team’s logo and colors to black and white. He made a very bold statement in an article that was published by the New York Post saying that instead of the Brooklyn Nets, the team should be called the “New York N*****s”.
He went on to say, “Why the Brooklyn Nets when they can be the New York N——s? The cheerleaders could be the Brooklyn B—-hes or Hoes. Team logo? A 9 mm with hollow-tip shell casings strewn beneath. Wanna be Jay-Z hip? Then go all the way!”
While Jay Z is known for his obsessive use of the “n-word” in songs like “N***s In Paris” among countless others, does it give the right of an author to use the term offensively when discussing the NBA team and it’s move to Brooklyn? You have to wonder what was his motive behind the statement. Was it to take a jab at rap mogul Jay Z? Was it to offend people living in Brooklyn? Was it to bring to light the color change of the team’s logo to black and white?
Sport writers are known for being a little offensive at times, but perhaps this is taking it too far. While some may not find the “n-word” as offensive as it once was, using it when discussing Jay Z’s affiliation with the now Brooklyn sports team, calling the cheerleaders b—-s or hoes and saying that the teams’ logo should be a 9 mm which I’m assuming is a reference to the rap and hip-hop industry is a bit far fetched.
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