Seems to be like Hizzoner can add one other New York Metropolis sports activities staff to his hit listing.
The Brooklyn Nets referred to as out Mayor de Blasio on Wednesday night time after he jokingly criticized the choice to maneuver the franchise to the Huge Apple throughout a current city corridor assembly.
Chatting with a person sporting black-and-white Nets jacket, de Blasio stated: “I’m from Brooklyn too, however this Brooklyn Nets concept has not been understanding because it was deliberate. So I like you for sticking with them.”
The resident was on the brink of ask de Blasio a query about visitors security at a city corridor assembly in Belle Harbor, Queens, on Tuesday night time when the mayor abruptly interrupted him, simply so he might goof on his group.
De Blasio’s feedback wound up sparking a social media firestorm on Wednesday — and apparently caught the eye of the Nets, who’re at present sitting in thirteenth place at 9-14.
“Hey, @NYCMayor. From one Brooklynite to a different, you must know that we all the time have one another’s backs,” the group tweeted. “Like all of NYC, we’re all the time grinding to get higher. If you wish to see some actual grit, our doorways are all the time open.”
De Blasio’s diss shouldn’t come as a shock to New Yorkers, seeing how the mayor has already managed to tick off Giants, Jets and Yankees followers together with his unabashed love for New England sports activities groups, together with the Purple Sox and Patriots.
Whereas he was born in Manhattan, de Blasio’s mother and father later moved to Massachusetts and raised him in Cambridge. His declare that he’s “from Brooklyn too” stems merely from the truth that he purchased a home in Park Slope together with his spouse, Chirlane McCray, in 2004 — and nonetheless technically owns it.
De Blasio cemented his standing as public enemy No. 1 for Yankee nation again in October when he refused to root for the Bronx Bombers throughout their sudden playoff push.
To make issues worse, he’s repeatedly professed his love for Patriots’ quarterback Tom Brady and coach Invoice Belichick — even going as far as to defend the pair throughout Deflategate.
“I consider their story and clearly I’m a fan and I’m biased,” de Blasio advised reporters at Metropolis Corridor in 2015. “And I actually need them to win.”
Throwing a backhanded praise at Gang Inexperienced nation in 2013, the mayor stated: “I even have lots of sympathy for Jets followers who’ve gone by way of rather a lot through the years.”
Throughout Tuesday’s city corridor assembly, de Blasio did discover time to provide a shout out to New York Mets followers for his or her ardour — however his…