Republican Rep. Pat Garofalo of Minnesota posts controversial “racist” tweet about the NBA

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| March 10th, 2014 | 1,188 Views


Earlier this year, Mark Cuban laughed at Forbes magazine for putting a $765 million value on the Dallas Mavs when he believes the team is worth over a billion and most NBA franchises have a good shot at being worth over a billion within the next 5 years.

One person Mark should also laugh at and then have a talk with about his ignorance on the NBA, it’s players, owners, teams and policies is Republican Rep. Pat Garofalo of Minnesota who posted the following controversial tweet and then an apology less than 24 hours later.

His apology,

“In the last 24 hours, I’ve had the opportunity to re-learn one of life’s lessons: whenever any of us are offering opinions, it is best to refer to people as individuals as opposed to groups. Last night, I publicly commented on the NBA and I sincerely apologize to those who I unfairly categorized. The NBA has many examples of players and owners who are role models for our communities and for our country. Those individuals did not deserve that criticism and I apologize. In addition, it’s been brought to my attention that I was mistaken and the NBA policy on drug enforcement is stronger than I previously believed.  Again, I offer my sincere apologies for my comments,” stated Rep. Garofalo.




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