Brooklyn borough president responds to Masai Ujiri’s “F— Brooklyn”

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Ball’s in your court, admitted crack user Mayor Ford. (AP)
Ball's in your court, admitted crack user Mayor Ford. (AP)
Ball’s in your court, admitted crack user Mayor Ford. (AP)

The Brooklyn Nets won Game 1 of their playoff series against the Toronto Raptors 94-87, but if you look at any of the covers of newspapers covering the game, you might think it was a linguistic exhibition and not an athletic one.

But it’s true. Before yesterday’s 12:30 start, Toronto Raptors GM Masai Ujiri said a bad word to his fanbase about Brooklyn, at a fan rally. I’m all for cursing, but before noon on a Saturday?

Brooklyn borough president Eric Adams released an official response to Ujiri’s unseemly language, which you can see below.

Adams kept it classy and went the high road:

“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. After all, Brooklyn is a classier place. Just compare Babs to Biebs, or spend some time with their…colorful mayor. Still, we spread love; it is, after all, the Brooklyn way.

“Rather than mess with verbal barbs, I say it’s ‘put up or shut up time’, Toronto! I’m willing to send up North some of Brooklyn’s best if the Raptors can prevail, perhaps a six-pack from Brooklyn Brewery or a CD from the First Family of hip-hop. The ball is in Mayor Ford’s court to meet the challenge.

“Let’s go Nets!”

Classy response from the borough president. I like the idea of a challenge between Adams and Ford — I already tried goading this out of Ford & DeBlasio to no avail, probably because DeBlasio was too busy eating pizza with a knife & fork to tweet back. But Adams is strictly Brooklyn’s borough president, making him a worthy adversary to Ford.

The only thing is: what would Toronto offer back in a bet? After Saturday afternoon, I’d take Jonas Valanciunas. But that’s probably not going to happen. Ideas?