ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) - A Minnesota lawmaker is apologizing for his tweet about the NBA that was seen by some as racist.
Rep. Pat Garofalo, suggested in a tweet Sunday night that pro basketball players have criminal tendencies.
Garofalo's tweet said most NBA teams could fold and ''nobody would notice a difference w /possible exception of increase in streetcrime.''
Garofalo initially stuck by his words and said they were misinterpreted as racist. But late Monday morning, he put out a statement of apology.
Garofalo says the NBA has many examples of players and owners who are good role models.

Top NBA Public Bets

NBA Top Stories

Thumbnail Blazers vs. Warriors Game 2 Pick After a dominant showing in Game 1, can the Golden State Warriors keep it going in Game 2 tonight against the Portland Trail Blazers at...
Thumbnail Heat vs. Raptors Game 1 Total Pick The Toronto Raptors and Miami Heat open their NBA Playoff Series tonight at 8PM ET. Will Game 1 be a...
Thumbnail Heat vs. Raptors Game 1 Pick After each going through a 7-game series, the Toronto Raptors and Miami Heat open up their conference semifinal series tonight at 8PM...
Thumbnail Thunder vs. Spurs Total Pick After a lopsided blowout in Game 1, will the San Antonio Spurs and Oklahoma City be involved in more of a...
Thumbnail Thunder vs. Spurs Game 2 Pick Can the Oklahoma City Thunder bounce back tonight when they face the San Antonio Spurs for Game 2 of their...
More inNBA Articles  

NBA Team Pages