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Phil Mushnick: With Jay-Z As Owner, Brooklyn Nets Should Be Called Brooklyn N*****rs


Jay-Z his a hip-hop mogul. He’s also a part owner of the Brooklyn Nets. According Phil Mushnick, a sports writer at the New York Post, those two things just don’t mix.

Jay-Z had a big influence over the Nets new logo, a black and white shield which Nets CEO called “the new badge of Brooklyn,” but Muschnick thinks that the Nets are walking down a slippery slope by giving Jay-Z creative control.

Mushnick wrote:

“As long as the Nets are allowing Jay-Z to call their marketing shots — what a shock that he chose black and white as the new team colors to stress, as the Nets explained, their new “urban” home — why not have him apply the full Jay-Z treatment? 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!”

The rant was published in Mushnick’s “Equal Time” column in the NY Post. The Post hasn’t commented on the article yet but judging by the uproar on social media sites like Twitter, there’s a good chance that Mushnick gets suspended or fired.

Jason McIntyre writes: Guess the Phil Mushnick punishment. suspended for a week? a month? fired? This is pretty racist.

Questlove from the Roots writes: New York Post Columnist Goes Full-Racist on Jay-Z’s Brooklyn Nets.

What do you think about Mushnick’s column? Should he be fired? Suspended?

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4 Responses to “Phil Mushnick: With Jay-Z As Owner, Brooklyn Nets Should Be Called Brooklyn N*****rs”

  1. Anonymous

    the ny post should suspend who ever gave the go ahead to print this article and then fire phil for his rant. I know as a reader of the post, I will not buy this paper again.

  2. Ava Gabrielle-Wise

    While the words were harsh, certainly not poetic, they ring more of a grumpy old man who is lamenting his good old days while reciting the age-old “the world is going to hell in a hand basket and this generation is leading the way”, mantra than one of a hardened racist.
    In the meanwhile, Jay-Z is going to have to deal with a new reality: Build your empire by romanticizing the lyrical vernacular of the ghetto-life, and every now and then, the chickens are going to come home to roost–just to remind you.

  3. Kirk Webber

    Would it be okay to lynch him? IDK, just an idea. I mean if he want's to go back in the day, we can take it to mid-evil times and have a public off with his head party…Cudos to the editor of the post.

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