New York City’s mayoral candidates sounded off in The New York Daily News about a variety of topics, with one question on basketball allegiances: did candidates stick with the old-school New York Knicks, or were they Brooklyn Nets fans?
If you believe their answers — always difficult in politics — the Knicks have a slight 5-4 edge. Christine Quinn, Bill Thompson, Joe Lhota, Adolfo Carrion Jr., and George McDonald all stuck with the Knicks, while Bill DeBlasio, Sal Albanese, Anthony Weiner, and John Catsimatidis all went Brooklyn. John Liu declined to vote, a decision I’m sure he hopes others don’t follow.
Despite picking the Knicks, Quinn and Thompson both expressed excitement welcoming a team to Brooklyn.
Many of the candidates — notably Liu and Albanese — acknowledge flaws in Forest City Ratner’s handling of the Atlantic Yards Project, with John Liu the most vocally opposed.