Minnesota Republican State Rep. Pat Garofalo is not a big fan of the NBA. He’s previously tweeted that the NFL “Pro Bowl sucks even more than the NBA.” Well, no one likes the Pro Bowl, and there’s certainly nothing controversial about saying that game sucks. As much as I think the NBA is vastly superior and much more interesting than the NHL, even I have trouble paying attention to the NBA before college basketball season ends.
Even die-hard basketball fans such as myself have some major issues with the NBA: the season is twice as long as it should be, some teams are obviously tanking, and on any given night your favorite team (even the ones which aren’t tanking) may not even really put in a whole-hearted effort. So while I don’t really blame you for not caring about the NBA until the real games start (that would be the playoffs), what the Minnesota politican tweeted last night about the league is still racist, exceedingly offensive and hopefully a career killer for Pat Garofalo.Follow paulmbanks