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Fuck Out My Face: James Dolan

Fuck Out My Face: James Dolan

“And this is with whom you wanna place your faith?” – Jay-Z

Fuck James Dolan, first, last, and always. I’ve been a Knicks fan my entire life, but this franchise lost my support the minute they traded for the piece of shit human being who calls himself Derrick Rose. That was straw that broke my back, and I was content with coming back to the fold as long as they didn’t re-sign him. However, with the Charles Oakley debacle, I am sincerely considering withdrawing my fandom, and enjoying life as an NBA fan with no commitment to any franchise because fuck James Dolan!

For weeks, I watched & read how Carmelo Anthony was to blame for EVERYTHING. There are holes in Carmelo Anthony’s basketball game on the court, but when did his skill set become a mystery? We know who, and what Carmelo Anthony is on the basketball court; regardless of the asinine comparisons social media pundits draw up. The Knicks futility far supersedes Melo’s arrival; in the 10 seasons prior to the Carmelo Anthony trade, the Knicks had 1 winning season, ONE. Their record in the 10 seasons prior to Melo was 327-493; an average win-loss record of 33-49 for 10 motherfucking years. So yes, Knicks fans absolutely LOVE Carmelo Anthony. “What about Amar’e? He was the 1st half MVP before Melo came & messed everything up!” the Knicks were 28-26 before they traded for Melo, and Amar’e injured himself in fucking pre-game warm-ups doing some bullshit dunk. Here’s the thing about Amar’e, injuries happen, stupidity shouldn’t but it seems to be this franchise has a love affair with stupidity. Whose bright idea was it to sign Amar’e against doctor’s wishes? Whose bright idea was it to sign Amar’e to an uninsured contract? Whose bright idea was it to give Amar’e a max contract when other teams weren’t pining after his services? The answer to all of the above is James Dolan; are we noticing a pattern yet?

The same James Dolan who signed off on trading for Rapey Rose while he was going to civil court for rape allegations. The same James Dolan who stood by while Isaiah Thomas ran the Knicks like his own personal brothel. The Same James Dolan who after having no choice but to fire Isaiah Thomas then hired Isaiah Thomas to run the WNBA’s Liberty. JAMES DOLAN RE-HIRED A MAN WHO WAS CHARGED WITH SEXUAL HARRASSMENT OF A WOMAN MADISON SQUARE GARDEN EMPLOYEE TO RUN THE PROFESSIONAL WOMAN’S TEAM THAT CALLS MADISON SQUARE GARDEN “HOME.” Let that sink the fuck in and wash your face while you’re at it.

Phil Jackson can get out my face too, him & his posse of 1 in Kurt Rambis. Fuck Phil Jackson’s peyote smoking junkie ass. What type of president tweets in gibberish about something he’s supposedly running? Oops! Fuck Phil Jackson, his entire career is a fucking fraud; if he’s such a genius as he pretends to be, why doesn’t any other in the team run the triangle offense? You know, the offense he didn’t create but carries on as if it’s his baby. If Phil Jackson is such a genius, why is it that the only other franchise who was willing to give him a job is the one his ex-girlfriend’s family owns? If Phil Jackson is such a genius why would he sign an 85 year old Joakim Noah to 72 million over 4 years? You know the most genius thing Phil Jackson has ever done? Take Dolan’s money and laugh at all of us with his “zen” bullshit. I know a finnesser when I see one; Phil the Finesse is that guys name now. Here’s the thing about Phil Jackson…James Dolan hired him because in his mind, name recognition = ticket sales = merchandising sales = sold out crowds = replenishing his trust fund.

I can live with a bad basketball team, I mean, that much is obvious but if you’re going to roll out an inferior product night in & night out, the very least, and I’m talking bare fucking minimum you can do is give us nostalgia. The reason I’m a Knicks fan is because of players like Jamaica, Queens’ own Anthony Mason, Patrick Ewing, and of course Charles Oakley. I don’t give a fuck if Oakley was off the McCallan 25 after taking 4 bumps of the buga suga, and ready to threaten Dolan with the physical…you do NOT treat anybody that way, let alone a man who helped make MSG the world’s most famous arena. Banning Oakley is WRONG, and alienates one of the most loyal fan bases in all of sports. Oakley is the last link to the 90’s glory days; you take him away, what memories do we have other than all the bullshit I had to relive by writing this? And during a national TV game at that? You air your dirty laundry out like that in front of guests? That’s some real fuck shit, and I’m not with it. There’s 1 common denominator to all of this, and that’s James Dolan; he is an actual fool. I don’t know what’s going to bring me back as a fan, and supporter of this franchise but I know it won’t be James Dolan because he can get the fuck out my face.

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