Minnesota State Representative Pat Garofalo sent out a tweet today stating that no one would notice a decrease in NBA teams except for the possible exception of an 'increase in streetcrime.'
Garofalo (R-Framington) tweeted: "Let's be honest, 70% of teams in NBA could fold tomorrow + nobody would notice a difference w/ possible exception of increase in streetcrime."
The tweet set off a firestorm of criticism on Twitter with accusations of racism:
To date, Garofalo has only responded to one tweet, coming from 'b_ball jeny'
[Garofalo image from Pat Garofalo For State Representative Facebook]