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Brooklyn Borough President Wants to Make a Basketball Bet With Our Mayor

Winner would give loser a CD—but no beer.

You may already be aware that that Toronto Raptors are currently doing pretty well. Sure, they’re one game down to the Brooklyn Nets in their first-round playoff matchup, but they are, after all, in the playoffs—and that’s an accomplishment any Toronto sports fan can appreciate.

On April 19, Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams suggested that if the Raptors were to win, he’d be willing to send something along to our mayor that represents Brooklyn—a Jay-Z or Beyoncé CD, say, or some locally brewed beer. Ford, though, responded that he’d rather the wager not involve alcohol, because that would “get spun.”

So now Adams is back with a new and beer-less proposal: official associated with winning basketball team gives official associated with losing basketball team a CD of his “favourite local artist.”

It seems pretty likely the Brooklyn-to-Toronto CD might be called something along the lines of Magna Carta Holy Grail or Beyoncé, but what would “embattled Toronto Mayor Rob Ford” (fast becoming his proper name in the American press) dispatch to Brooklyn? Would he be justified in sending anything at all that wasn’t by Drake?


  • andrew97

    Fuck Brooklyn.

  • SonuvaScrimbro

    Yeah, because that’s Ford’s biggest worry these days: guys like Jimmy Kimmel poking fun of him for his propensity for drinking beer.

    Admit to buying crack while in office, party with gang members, drive drunk, humiliate your wife in front of the world, refuse to co-operate with the cops — hey, we’ve all been there. But a sitting politician accept a case of BEER in a bet? That’s just déclassé.

  • Astin44

    Something by Fucked Up?

  • milanista1

    Beyonce is from Texas, not Brooklyn
    Wager a Biggie CD for a Rush album!

    • Alex

      In Brooklyn they don’t listen to rock and especially Canadian rock.

  • SonuvaScrimbro

    Hey, wait just a darn minute. I see what you’re trying to do there. :)
    Question is: what has Brooklyn ever done to deserve such a thing?

  • Notcleverguy

    Eric, bet Ford that if Brooklyn wins, Ford has to step down and not run again.
    Please be a good guy and do us all a favor.

  • Notcleverguy

    I just wrote this Eric guy asking why he’d interact with a criminal like Ford.
    If you feel the need to do so, here’s the e-mail.

  • wklis

    A case of coke. No, not that coke.