Borough President Eric Adams defended Brooklyn's honor after a rival basketball team rallied fans with an expletive aimed at the Nets on Saturday. Credit: Charles Norfleet/Getty Images
Toronto has been no stranger to controversy lately, but a little off-court tension between rival basketball teams resulted in choice words about Brooklyn.
Shortly before a Saturday playoff game between the Brooklyn Nets and Toronto Raptors, the Raptors' general manager Masai Ujiri rallied fans outside the Air Canada Centre.
"I got one thing to say before we go into the game," Ujiri shouted into the mic. "F--k Brooklyn."
And while Ujiri earned the applause from the Raptors' fans, Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams tut-tutted the expletive war cry.
"It's unfortunate that the Raptors' GM felt so desperate facing against our Nets that he would throw profanity around discussing our beloved borough, but I can't say I'm surprised," Adams wrote in a statement. "After all, Brooklyn is a classier place. Just compare Babs to Biebs, or spend some time with their…colorful mayor."
Adams went on to say that he'd rather prove Brooklyn's mettle on the court, offering a Brooklyn Brewery six-pack if Toronto took the game.