NY Post's Phil Mushnick Calls the Nets the 'New York N---s' SHARE: Tweet If this doesn’t finally get crotchety columnist Phil Mushnick fired, nothing will… In his regular New York Post column on Friday, Mushnick takes issue with the direction of the New York Nets since Jay-Z became a, ahem, minority owner in the franchise: “Why the Brooklyn Nets when they can be the New York N——s? The cheerleaders could be the Brooklyn B—-hes or Hoes. Team logo? A 9 mm with hollow-tip shell casings strewn beneath. Wanna be Jay-Z hip? Then go all the way!” In case that gets taken down, here’s a screenshot of Mushnick’s piece: Clearly he meant “naggers,” right? Better question: How did that get past the N.Y. Post’s editors? Is there any logical excuse for this ignorant tripe? Can this be spun any other way then Racism 101? Weigh in below… UPDATE: Mushnick appears to be diggin’ that hole deeper, blaming this all on Jay-Z: “Did you actually read what I wrote and what I’ve been writing for 30 years? I don’t call black men niggas; my kids never heard the word until folks such as Jay-Z came along. I’d suggest you talk to him about it. What I wrote today was on Jay Z’s artistry, and only the wishful and foolish would so badly misinterpret and mischaracterize it as you plan to do. Thanks – mushnick,” he wrote to the Village Voice on Friday. SEE ALSO: 14 Things the ‘B’ in the Brooklyn Nets Logo Doesn’t Stand For Here’s your culprit (pic courtesy of Rider.edu): Hey, Mushnick, you stay classy: (heads up via @danreilly11) Follow us! Go ’head and click and Follow Us MOST RECENT BY HVsports:The Booty Lounge, Detroit's Mobile Strip Club, Came Back to Lions' TailgatesHe Lost 8 Relatives In Typhoon Haiyan. Then He Won His First Golf Tourney in 3 Years.Sponsored: The Aliens Are Coming...to Play Soccer?