James Dolan Rumors
A Knicks fan published a video to social media that appears to show him being told by two respectful security guards that he needed to change his shirt to remain in the arena during Tuesday’s game. The shirt in question has an orange basketball under the words “Ban Dolan” – a reference to James Dolan, who owns the Knicks and The Garden and is unpopular with large segments of fans.
Twitter user @djnessnyc must have refused because he wrote, “Just got kicked & escorted out of the Knights game @TheGarden for wearing a t-shirt by the homie @fwmj that apparently James Dolan didn’t like?! These tickets were too expensive fam to just get bounced five mins into the game with no refund?! How does this work @nba ?!”
Charles Oakley wasn’t surprised Patrick Ewing had trouble getting around the Garden, and he doesn’t understand why his former teammate would want an explanation from James Dolan. “This man (Dolan) offered you a D-League job. There’s no respect behind your name,” Oakley told the Daily News. “Why are you mad now because they asked you for your (credential)? When they offered you a D-League job that’s when the respect went out the window.”
“No players want to come to the Knicks. Think about the last four guys who came to New York — they’re all in Brooklyn. They landed in New York and went to Brooklyn. KD, Kyrie, James Harden, Blake Griffin,” Oakley said. “There’s always something upstairs. There’s always something. You’re over .500 at the All-Star break for the first time in so many years, now look what happens before you play the first game after the All-Star break — one of the Top 2 greatest Knicks of all-time gets stopped for a pass.
Patrick Ewing, minutes after coaching Georgetown to a thrilling victory over rival Villanova in the Big East tournament, said he was annoyed by the security measures he has encountered this week at Madison Square Garden — the hub of his Hall of Fame NBA playing career. The Hoyas’ 72-71 upset of the top-seeded Wildcats was perhaps the most meaningful victory of Ewing’s coaching career. The former New York Knicks star said after the game, however, that he has been “getting stopped” and “accosted” at Madison Square Garden.