A Knicks fan claimed team owner James Dolan yelled at him earlier this week outside of Madison Square Garden. When asked about the incident, Dolan didn’t deny his involvement when he spoke to Deadspin.
“I did call him an a–hole,” Dolan told the website, “because he is an a–hole.”
The fan, Mike Hamersky, took to Twitter and sent a number of tweets to Knicks beat writers to try and get his story out there. He’s since spoken with websites, including Deadspin, to expand on his story and what caused Dolan to get frustrated.
The incident began because Hamersky yelled at Dolan, “Sell the team, Jim!” That’s when the owner approached him and, according to Hamersky, started yelling at him.
Two days after receiving the Martin Luther King Jr. Award for “efforts to promote diversity and tolerance,” Stoudemire was asked by Israeli website Walla Sport how he would feel about having a gay teammate.
His response: “I’m going to shower across the street, make sure my change of clothes are around the corner. And I’m going to drive take a different route to the gym.”
Considering he already intimated those comments were a joke while stressing “there’s always a truth within a joke,” the apology feels hollow.
Stoudemire’s apology continued, “I am open to creating a dialogue to Cheap Kids Jerseys NBA assist the fight the LGBT community encounters daily and will continue to focus on playing basketball.”
Should Stoudemire, who currently plays professionally in Cheap Kyrie Irving Jerseys Israel, create such a dialogue perhaps something positive will come out this. But he has plenty of goodwill to make up for when he has time off from his focus on basketball.