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New York Knicks CEO James Dolan Tells A Fan To Root For The Nets In This Ugly Email Exchange

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FACT: Things are insanely more entertaining in sports when fans and owners interact on email. Case in point, this exchange between the New York Knicks’ CEO James Dolan and a disgruntled, lifelong fan:

At one stage I thought that you did a wonderful thing when you acquired EVERYTHING from your dad. However, since then it has been ALL DOWN HILL. Your working with Isaiah Thomas & everything else regarding the Knicks. Bringing on Phil Jackson was a positive beginning, but lowballing Steve Kerr was a DISGRACE to the knicks. The bottom line is that you merely continued to interfere with the franchise.

As a knicks fan for in excess of 60 years, I am utterly embarrassed by your dealings with the Knicks. Sell them so their fans can at least look forward to growing them in a positive direction Obviously, money IS NOT THE ONLY THING. You have done a lot of utterly STUPID business things with the franchise. Please NO MORE.

Respectfully,

Irving Bierman

Sure, it’s a little harsh, but nothing outrageous. No f-bombs, no death threats, no “die in a fire” comments. As far as angry emails go, this one’s pretty tame.

So, of course, Dolan replied by telling the man to go root for the rival Brooklyn Nets:

Mr Bierman

You are a sad person. Why would anybody write such a hateful letter. I am.just guessing but ill bet your life is a mess and you are a hateful mess. What have you done that anyone would consider positive or nice. I am betting nothing. In fact ill bet you are negative force in everyone who comes in contact with you. You most likely have made your family miserable. Alcoholic maybe. I just celebrated my 21 year anniversary of sobriety. You should try it. Maybe it will help you become a person that folks would like to have around. In the mean while start rooting.for the Nets because the Knicks dont want you.

Respectfully

James Dolan

James Dolan just doesn’t get it.

[Rachel Kershaw]

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