Originally written on Larry Brown Sports  |  Last updated 11/18/14
The New York Knicks have put a stop to a series of advertisements that formerly appeared at bus stops and various places around New York City. Apparently the team realized that running an ad campaign that is loaded with insults is not the best idea. Here are some examples of what the ads said, via Pro Basketball Talk: It’s Friday night. You can either go out and attempt to pick up sixes and sevens or stay home and watch Kidd dish out dimes.”‘ “It’s Friday night. You can either watch East Village poets do battle or see real artists slam.” “It’s Friday night. You can either see a Broadway harness malfunctioning or you can watch real men fly.” The first one can either be interpreted as an insult to the women in New York or a shot at whoever’s reading the ad, saying that person could only land a six or a seven anyway. Personally, I think it’s pretty funny. I also find the second one humorous since I would obviously rather go to a basketball game than a poetry slam, but that’s a matter of preference. As for the third ad, that’s taking it a bit too far. At a production of “Spiderman: Turn off the Dark” two years ago, a stunt double was seriously injured after his harness malfunctioned and he fell nearly 30 feet. That’s obviously not something to joke around about, and of all the ads I’m surprised the MSG Company didn’t realize how offensive that one was. Darren Rovell of ESPN.com, reported that the Knicks have pulled the ads in the wake of a ton of backlash from the general public and in particular a group of poets.
GET THE YARDBARKER APP:
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45
MORE FROM YARDBARKER

Report: Vikings want first-rounder, starting CB for Peterson

Report: Jarret Stoll arrested for possession of drugs

CJ Wilson: Josh Hamilton’s relapse a ‘tame scenario’

Head coaching candidates for the Denver Nuggets

Check out these leaked Clippers jersey redesigns

LIKE WHAT YOU SEE?
GET THE DAILY NEWSLETTER:

Aqib Talib’s aggravated assault investigation suspended

Ohio State expects 80,000 at its spring game this Saturday

Bryant strikes out three times in debut; Cubs fans heckle him

NBA rookies who disappointed in 2014-15 season

Report: Urban Meyer reassured Belichick about Hernandez

Cuban: Harden is MVP, Rockets are not very good

Notre Dame wears 'Father Ted' patches during spring game

Five things to watch during the NBA Playoffs

Hanley Ramirez put hole in Green Monster during BP

WATCH: A-Rod belts two homers in win over Rays

Ubaldo Jimenez hit Pablo Sandoval with pitch, was ejected

NBA to track and post referees’ calls beginning in playoffs

MLB payrolls continue to rise

NBA playoffs: Los Angeles Clippers vs. San Antonio Spurs

Home runs ruined our ability to appreciate production

Why we love the NFL draft

There are only two contenders ... in the West?

Woman stripped of marathon win, didn't actually run in race

NBA News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

By clicking "Sign Me Up", you have read and agreed to the Fox Sports Digital Privacy Policy and Terms of Use. You can opt out at any time. For more information, please see our Privacy Policy.
the YARDBARKER app
Get it now!
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45

Five things to watch in NBA Playoffs

Report: Jarret Stoll busted for drugs

CJ Wilson: Hamilton is 'ready to go'

Leaked Clippers jersey redesigns

Tequila Patron Sports Car Showcase preview

Home runs ruined our ability to appreciate production

Why we love the NFL draft

The "worst" player on each NBA playoff team

Jim Harbaugh showed up at Ultimate Frisbee practice

Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. and the burden of legacy

Kris Bryant and floor versus ceiling

Top 10 storylines of the NBA Playoffs

Today's Best Stuff
For Bloggers

Join the Yardbarker Network for more promotion, traffic, and money.

Company Info
Help
What is Yardbarker?

Yardbarker is the largest network of sports blogs and pro athlete blogs on the web. This site is the hub of the Yardbarker Network, where our editors and algorithms curate the best sports content from our network and beyond.