Heckler Tells Knicks Owner to 'Sell the Team,' Gets Banned

James Dolan does not take fan's unsolicited advice kindly, tells him to 'enjoy watching them on TV'
By Polly Davis Doig,  Newser Staff
Posted Mar 10, 2019 9:11 AM CDT
Heckler Tells Knicks Owner to 'Sell the Team,' Gets Banned
Madison Square Garden chairman James Dolan, center, watches during the first half of an NBA basketball game between the New York Knicks and the Toronto Raptors, Saturday, Feb. 9, 2019, in New York.   (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)

A New York fan heckling his or her losing team is hardly a rarity, but one New York Knicks fan might be thinking twice about telling the team's owner to "Sell the team!" As USA Today reports, James Dolan was on his way out of Madison Square Garden after the Knicks lost a fifth game in a row—at 13-53, they are the NBA's worst team—when the unnamed fan gave him some unsolicited advice. "You really think I should sell the team? You want to not come to any more games?" Dolan asked. The fan appears to back down, telling Dolan that it's only an opinion, to which Dolan responds, "It's not an opinion. Enjoy watching them on TV." Dolan then gestured to security to hold the fan. "Our policy is and will continue to be that if you are disrespectful to anyone in our venues, we will ask you not to return," a Madison Square Garden Company rep said. (More New York Knicks stories.)

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