Pat Garofalo is a representative from Minnesota. He tweeted this. It seems like a questionable thing to tweet.
Let's be honest, 70% of teams in NBA could fold tomorrow + nobody would notice a difference w/ possible exception of increase in streetcrime
— Rep. Pat Garofalo (@PatGarofalo) March 9, 2014
Update: Our own Tim Marchman reached out via email, following on The Diss, and asked Garofalo to expand on what he meant with his tweet. Garofalo's response:
Hi Tim. Thanks for the email and for giving me a chance to respond. I was talking about the NBA's high arrest rate and that their punishment for positive drugs tests are weaker than other leagues. No intent beyond that. The culture among many pro athletes that they are above the law is the problem, not people like me pointing that problem out.