“The league is cool with (Game of Zones). But technically they work for the owners and technically they had to let us know Dolan wasn’t cool with it,” Malamut said on the podcast ‘Rejecting the Screen’ with hosts Adam Stanco and Noah Coslov. “But everyone else was like, ‘That’s just this particular guy (Dolan), he’s a little fussy.’”
James Dolan couldn’t take the joke and his anger went all the way to the top. The Knicks owner complained to NBA commissioner Adam Silver about a 2018 episode of “Game of Zones,” an animated web series that poked fun of various NBA teams and characters, according to the show’s co-creator, Adam Malamut. Dolan’s complaints also reached David Levy, the former president of Turner, but were brushed aside, according to Malamut, who implied that Dolan’s hothead reputation made him easy to ignore.
Game of Zones heavily featured players and coaches in earlier seasons and it’s nice to see them add NBA writers and insiders on this episode. Wade began his apprenticeship under Maester Marc Stein. Yes, the same guy who breaks injury report stories for The New York Times. Wade jotted down some notes as Stein hysterically dictated that a horse suffered four full ACL and Achilles tears.
D-Wade then reported to Maester Wind Horse (Brian Windhorst), who channeled his inner Lord Varys. The library scene featured several media gems hidden in bookshelves, including “Chris Broussard Fiction”, and “Van Gundian Rants” (an ode to the Van Gundy brothers), as well as a “Celtics Porn” section where a creepy-looking Bill Simmons lingers. Maester Wind Horse even managed to take a shot at James Harden who “vanishes in a meaningful playoff game”.
April 17, 2021 | 6:52 pm EDT Update
Josh Lewenberg: Nurse on OG Anunoby: “He’s super hungry, he’s super motivated to be a really good player at both ends of the floor. He’s working, he’s studying, his conditioning is amazing, his care for his body is amazing. He wants it really badly.”
Jonathan Feigen: Rockets guard John Wall listed as out in Orlando tomorrow, the first game of a back-to-back, for injury management. With Brown, Augustin, Gordon, House, Nwaba also out, Rockets down to three guards, Porter Jr., Bradley, Brooks.
Tony East: Doug McDermott and Myles Turner are both questionable for Pacers-Hawks tomorrow. Kris Dunn, Danilo Gallinari, De’Andre Hunter, Cam Reddish, and Tony Snell are out for the Hawks. John Collins is questionable.
Josh Lewenberg: VanVleet on the play-in: “If we’re not in it then it’s stupid & it was a bad decision… But if somehow we make the play-in then obviously that type of mentality is not gonna work for you. I see both sides of it… I hope they make all the money they were looking to make off it”