James Dolan needs to go away
You would think by now that New York Knicks’ owner James Dolan would realize that he’s his own worst enemy and he should do everything in his power to live a very low-key life.
Whether it’s banning Stefan Bondy of the NY Daily News from attending press conferences, to banning a fan for telling Dolan to sell the team, he continues to look like a two year-old child that’s throwing a temper tantrum.
New York state senator Brad Hoylman is clearly fed up with Dolan, like many other people, and decided to expose him on Twitter by pointing out the fact that avoids paying millions of dollars in property taxes each and every year on Madison Square Garden.
Bondy explained in a Daily News article that Dolan avoids paying $50 million a year on taxes for MSG due to a loophole thanks to former NYC mayor Ed Koch.
Koch made the move so the Knicks wouldn’t threaten to move the team. Too bad the money that Dolan is saving can’t be used to redo Penn Station, which looks like “the seven levels of hell,” according to Gov. Andrew Cuomo.
You would think that Dolan would want to use some of the money that he saves to help Penn Station, especially due to the fact that his arena is right above it.
It’s a shame that there are people in powerful positions like Dolan that don’t understand how to act. The best move is for him to sell the team because there is not one person in New York City that wants him to own a franchise like the Knicks.
For an owner to ban a fan for telling him to sell the Knicks is so silly. The guy did nothing wrong. Dolan claims he was rude and what he said was disrespectful. Meanwhile the fan never screamed, yelled or even cursed at him.
The fact of the matter is that Dolan isn’t cut out to be the owner of the Knicks. Especially if he can’t handle criticism from fans and the media.
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