Bloomberg's Dig

In his speech at the Atlantic Yards groundbreaking today, Mayor Michael Bloomberg made a comment that many took to be a dig at Gov. David Paterson.

The mayor, who has more than enough money to pay his way for sporting events, was talking about how much he and everyone else were looking forward to seeing the Nets play at the new Brooklyn home when it opens.  Then he looked in the general direction of the Governor, who's said to have pleaded for free tix at times:

"Brooklyn is for professional sports. And we're all going to go. And I've told you I want to buy tickets. you keep saying that."

That got a good, if uncomfortable laugh, from the audience. Bloomberg concluded: "The timing couldn't have been better."

Here's the clip: