NY Post sports media conscience Phil Mushnick has made no secret of his distaste for contemporary hip-hop, singling out Jay-Z for repeated criticism nearly every time the M.C./exec’s name pops up in connection with the Nets or the NBA. Phil, who seems to cut any number of book authors, movie directors and actors the sort of slack he’d deny those in Jay-Z’s medium, took advantage of the Nets’ Brooklyn logo unveiling this week to drop the following bit of wit and wisdom on the Post’s Friday morning readership (link courtesy David Colon) :
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!
Gothamist seems to consider the above, “Insanely Racist”, which is a slightly more eye-popping headline than, “Mushnick Regurgitates The Same Argument For The 1000th Time”.