New details are emerging on the drama with New York Knicks‘ Carmelo Anthony. The fan who feuded with James Dolan was shot down by the NBA.
New York Knicks forward Carmelo Anthony is in the middle of a messy separation with soon to be ex-wife La La. Anthony and his actress wife reportedly split due to the basketball star’s affair which led to him getting another woman pregnant.
TMZ.com has been on top of the situation from the start, breaking the story in the first place. The gossip site let another go when they reported the custody situation surrounding the couple’s 10-year-old son.
Per TMZ, their son will live with La La in New York City and despite the fact that “they are absolutely getting divorced” no documents have been filed yet.
Spoiled Knicks owner James Dolan was involved in an altercation with a fan in early April outside of Madison Square Garden. Dolan claimed the fan was drunk, but the fan denied it.
The billionaire admitted to calling the season ticket holder an “a******.” The fan, Mike Hamersky of Astoria, had his season tickets taken away after the incident.
According to Marc Berman of The New York Post, Hamersky reached out to the NBA commissioner’s office for help. Hamersky, a lawyer, was promptly denied.
In an email correspondence from the NBA to Hamersky, Mike Bass, Adam Silver’s right-hand man, wrote the league does “appreciate your interest in the NBA and your allegiance to the New York Knicks” and called him “a passionate fan.’’
However, Bass continued, “With respect to the issuing of season tickets, that is a matter that has always been handled by our individual teams in their discretion.”
Translation: We work for the owners and although he is the worst owner we still need to have the billionaire’s back.
Dolan wrote a letter to the Editor of the Post. It’s exactly what you would expect.
“When I confronted Mr. Hamersky, he was most surprised. He thought he could hurl his insult from the shadows and there would be no consequence. When confronted, he ran away. … I probably could have been more eloquent in my response to him. That would not have changed the meaning.”
ESNY’s Robbie Stratakos says that the Knicks won’t do any better than Jae Crowder in a Carmelo Anthony trade.
ESNY’s Chip Murphy says the Knicks need more than Jae Crowder in a Melo trade.