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MINNESOTA -- A Minnesota lawmaker stirred up controversy in a recent tweet.

State Representative Pat Garofalo posted the following tweet Sunday:

Let s be honest, 70% of teams in NBA could fold tomorrow + nobody would notice a difference w/ possible exception of increases in streetcrime.

Critics have called the tweet racist, but when the lawmaker was asked about it he said he was only referring to the high arrest rate in the NBA.

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