James Dolan is considered to be the worst owner in American sports, especially by New York Knicks fans after Sunday night.
Dolan and his New York Knicks struck out harder over the last month than a tee-ball pre-kindergarten child trying to hit a major league fastball. They didn’t land Zion Williamson in the draft and both Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving signed with the Brooklyn Nets across town.
And a quote from Dolan in March is enough to make fans boycott his franchise until he sells it to the highest bidder.
There are a lot of teams in professional sports who haven’t been relevant in a very long time.
In the NFL, the Oakland Raiders, Detroit Lions, Cleveland Browns, Miami Dolphins, Buffalo Bills and Tampa Bay Buccaneers haven’t been good in a long time. Although, it’s possible a couple of those teams might make a splash this upcoming year.
In the NBA, the Orlando Magic, Charlotte Hornets, Phoenix Suns, Sacramento Kings, Minnesota Timberwolves and Memphis Grizzlies have underachieved in at least the last decade.
In the MLB, the Pittsburgh Pirates, Chicago White Sox, Miami Marlins, Baltimore Orioles, Seattle Mariners, Detroit Tigers and Cincinnati Reds year-after-year continue to disappoint.
But none of these dreadful franchises compare to the dumpster fire that is the New York Knicks right now. It wasn’t too long ago when they acquired All-star Carmelo Anthony to lead the franchise and then they even hired coaching legend Phil Jackson to run the team.
That painful death over several years was like a slow drip of a mildly poisonous substance injected into your veins.
Then they nailed it in the draft – maybe the best thing Jackson did – with “The Unicorn” Kristaps Porzingis.
But after a couple years and a catastrophic injury, Dolan traded his star player to the Dallas Mavericks.
That trade opened up two max slots for stud NBA free agents – many thinking this was the destination Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving would join forces at.
And Dolan thought the exact same thing.
In March Dolan said, “Look, New York is the Mecca of basketball. We hear from people all the time, from players and representatives about who wants to come. We can’t respond because of the NBA rules, etc. But that doesn’t stop them from telling us, and they do. I can tell you, from what we’ve heard, I think we’re gonna have a very successful offseason when it comes to free agents.”
They definitely did not have a successful offseason. It was abysmal. The biggest free agent they signed was Bobby Portis, a name you’ve probably never heard of before.
It’s likely there was no way Durant and Irving would’ve played for such a dysfunctional franchise that’s as clueless as Inspector Jacques Clouseau in “The Pink Panther” movies.
Why would you sacrifice your career in the hands of someone who would rather play Manhattan gigs in Dolan’s God-awful band “JD & The Straight Shot,” than actually focusing on his multibillion-dollar team?
Fans are furious to the point where even last year they would ink signs in Madison Square Garden pleading with Dolan to sell the team and he literally had them kicked out of the arena.
Even Stephen A. Smith – a self-proclaimed diehard Knicks fan – has had enough of Dolan’s incompetence, which is saying a lot because Smith is incompetent at his job as well.
Knicks fans have no choice but to boycott games forcing Dolan into selling the franchise; otherwise it will stay on this dumpster fire track for years to come.