This may go down in history as the dumbest things ever written by a team owner. As any pro basketball fan knows the New York Knicks are a total mess, having won only 10 games this year. So a longtime fan wrote to the owner to complain about the shoddy product on the court.
The highlights of his screed include:
“The bottom line is that you merely continued to interfere with the franchise.”
“As a knicks (sic) fan for in excess of 60 years, I am utterly embarrassed by your dealings with the Knicks.”
“You have done a lot of utterly STUPID business things with the franchise.”
And, ultimately, he urges — begs may be the better description — Dolan to sell the team. All in all, it fairly represents what a large part of the Knicks’ fan base feels. Actually, it under-represents them; there is no libelous diversion here. Every single word can be printed in a family newspaper. The letter doesn’t get personal.
And this is what the fan got in response:
“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.”
Amazingly he didn’t tell the guy to kill himself. Needless to say, this isn’t going over well.