New York Times columnist Phil Mushnick has come under fire for his current piece blasting the Brooklyn Nets and their association with rapper/businessman Jay-Z. Jay is a part owner of the NBA franchise, and Mushnick criticizes all parties in his "Equal Time" column, in what is being deemed a racially-insensitive and inflammatory piece.
"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?" he writes. "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!"
Mushnick has already experienced something of a backlash on Twitter. "This Phil Mushnick Take on Nets/Jay-Z is remarkably ignorant," wrote Sports Illustrated's Andy Glockner. ?uestlove of the Roots and sportswriter Bomani Jones also blasted Mushnick