What do you get when you combine nepotism and ineptitude? You get James Dolan, Chairman of Madison Square Garden and supervisor of day to day operations of my beloved New York Knicks. Yes, I know that Dolan is in charge of teams not named the Knicks but since I can give a rats ass about any of those other teams, this rant will be reserved for James Dolan with regard to his torturous running of the team that plays in the worlds most famous arena.
I’ll begin with nepotism. Granted there are probably thousands of people who hold great positions in life not because of their ability but because of who their mommy and daddy is. One could argue that mommy and daddy worked hard in life and simply want to pass on their hard work and the fortune earned on to their offspring. I really can’t argue with that as I would do the same thing for my kid but it’s a damn shame when a mommy or daddy work that hard to build a foundation and have offspring that are simply incapable. So how does this correlate to one James Dolan?
James Dolan was a finally communications major at SUNY New Paltz after bouncing around a few colleges. After graduating he went to work for daddy, Chuck, at Cablevision in various capacities, went to rehab and was named CEO of Cablevision in 1995. He was ever the business genius that he purchased the Wiz electronics store which went on to post over $200,000,000 in losses before it was finally liquidated as in bankrupt.
Fast forward to 1999 and Jimmy was now in charge of the New York Knicks and again a few other teams that I don’t give a rats ass about. Of course the Knicks went to the finals that year after a strike shortened season and went on to lose to the San Antonio Spurs in 5 games. The following year the Knicks lost to the Pacers in the Easter Conference Finals and a year after that lost to the Raptors in the 1st fucking round. What followed was 9 straight losing seasons with 1 playoff appearance where the Knicks posted a record during that time of 279 wins and 459 losses. With that being said let’s look at some of Jimmy Dolan’s brilliance in running the New York Knicks…..
Allan Houston gets a max fucking contract of 6 years and $100,000,000 although no other team made an over higher than $75,000,000!
The hiring and ever lasting loyalty to the basketball team management guru that is Isiah Thomas who gave out idiotic contracts like they were candy!!
Hiring Larry Brown for 5 years and $50,000,000 only to fire Brown after one season after hiring and giving 2 extensions to previous coaches such as Don Chany!!!
After firing Brown he makes Isiah Thomas head coach, gives the guy a fucking contract extension because the Knicks were in the playoff hunt only to fire Thomas after the Knicks crash and burn missing the playoffs!!!!
Getting sued for sexual harassment!!!!!
For a guy who doesn’t know shit about basketball he sure acts like he does which even makes him more of a fucking asshole. He hires Donnie Walsh to get the Knicks out of the fucking cap hell that the Isiah years created only to fucking sabotage it all but going over Donnie’s head on the Melo trade. Sure Donnie could be questioned for Giving Amare “The Allan Houston Deal” but I don’t think for a fucking second that this was Donnies doing to begin with. Donnie was negotiating with the Nuggets and Jimmy, scared to death, that the Nuggets would deal Melo to the Nets gave away the fucking team and draft picks to boot.
Andrea Bargnani was going to fucking get amnestied by the Raptors but instead the Knicks give up 3 players and 3 FUCKING DRAFT PICKS one of which was a FUCKING 1ST ROUND PICK! Of course, after a 54 win season Jimmy decides it’s a fantastic idea to tell Mike Woodson that he expects a championship this season? Worked great to the tune of a 14 games under .500 season of this post.
Now the Knicks run the risk of losing Carmelo Anthony, the guy who Jimmy the blew up the team for!!!! Carmelo in his entire fucking career has never played on a sub .500 team or missed the playoffs. HE WILL THIS FUCKING SEASON!!! Want to know why? IT’S BECAUSE JAMES DOLAN IS A FUCKING IDIOT so I say FUCK YOU JAMES DOLAN!!!!!
Your idiotic running of the New York Knicks is a disgrace to the NBA! – Fuck you James Dolan!
You are incapable of realizing that you cannot run 1 professional sports team yet run 4! – Fuck you James Dolan!
You’ve taken a historic basketball team in the largest market and made it into the laughingstock of the NBA! – Fuck you James Dolan!
I can go on and on but I’ll state once again – FUCK YOU JAMES DOLAN!!!
For those of you who would like to be assholes and leave a wise comment of “Stop being a Knicks fan if you hate Dolan that much.” STFU and here’s why. I am a true sports fan. I stick with my teams through thick and thin. I’m not fake sports fan like half of the Miami Heat fan base that all of a sudden appeared when LeDouche signed on!!! With that being said I will always be a Knicks fan!!!!
The Knicks are poised to be in a great position after next season regardless of whether or not Melo decides to resign. Deep down inside I know that somehow James Dolan will fuck it all up. James Dolan I hate your fucking guts and hold out hope that someday you will realize that you’re a douche and have no business in running a pro sports franchise. However, I know that you won’t so I say for the final time FUCK YOU JAME DOLAN!!!!!!!