Anonymously sourced re-tellings of New York Knicks owner James Dolan’s churlish behavior are no stranger to these pages. For every warming tale about how the MSG CEO helps pay for the health care of an ailing Knick star, there are the reports that just make you wish you hadn’t clicked any links featuring his name. There was the time Dolan reportedly grew miffed that former Attorney General John Ashcroft was allowed access and several bodyguards into an MSG suite – not because John Ashcroft is John Ashcroft – but because James Dolan didn’t recognize his country’s Attorney General.
There was the time he reportedly taped Carmelo Anthony on the court after Anthony’s skirmish with Kevin Garnett. Or the time he reportedly let personal resentment get in the way of New York retaining Jeremy Lin, merely because Lin dared to exercise his rights in the capitalist system that has done Dolan (or, perhaps more specifically, Dolan’s father) so well.
We said “reportedly” quite a bit in the preceding paragraphs, because those that like to keep their jobs won’t go on record to call out the Knick owner. Which leaves James having to find new and upsetting ways of canning his employees, however briefly. Here’s another “reportedly,” from The New York Post:
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Dolan, 57, was walking into the exclusive club during Sunday’s Knick game against the Boston Celtics when security guard Fiordaliza Hernandez asked him for his ID — which he never wears, sources said.
Instead of laughing it off, Dolan snapped, “Do you know who I am?”