NYC Mayor Michael Bloomberg, ostensibly defending Chris Christie after the governor spat on the Nets for leaving Jersey for Brooklyn.
"Governor Christie has always been willing to say whatever he wants to say," Bloomberg said after getting a tour to see the construction progress on the Barclays Center.
"He's a big sports fan. I know. I've seen him at Madison Square Garden.
"Sports fans tend to say what they think and he's got a right to do that. He's disappointed, we're happy. OK? You win some, you lose some.
I'm just wondering about that line "I've seen him at Madison Square Garden." A backhanded dig at Christie, indicating that the NJ governor sneaks into New York for the good sporting events?
Could easily be the case -- they're not BFF's by an stretch of the imagination.
The New York Post reported that last summer Christie privately called Bloomy a "Napoleon" and "putz" after conflict over a 9/11 ceremony, and that was just one of a number of more public spats between the two.
Here's Christie's "good riddance" from earlier this week.