Rarely are sports fans treated to a spectacle of such pyrotechnic intensity as the raging dumpster fire that was the New York Knicks this week.
This is about as low as it gets for a pro sports franchise: The team president appears to subtweet its star; one day later, a retired legend is tackled court-side by team security as appalled fans chant his name. Oh, and the team sucks too.
Put on that flame-retardant suit, reader. We’re about to go dumpster diving. And at the bottom we’ll find one James Dolan.
Charles Oakley is a Knicks legend of the ’90s for his heart and toughness during New York’s last sustained run as a respectable NBA team. Yet there he was at Madison Square Garden for a Knicks home game on Wednesday night — not being feted for his years of passionate play or even simply taking in the game. No, there he was at the Garden being confronted by security, tackled by several men, then surrounded while on the ground, handcuffed and arrested. Video of the incident is surreal. Read more…