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James Dolan is reportedly laying the groundwork to sell the New York Knicks. It’s music to the ears of the loyal fans.

New York Knicks fans aren’t this lucky. There’s no way James Dolan will sell this team, right?

The last time a fan suggested Dolan sell the team, the charming owner cursed out the fan and took his season tickets away.

According to Deadspin, the dreams of Knicks fans could finally come true. Dolan is pondering making the Knicks and Rangers separate companies. This would aid in a potential sale.

Per Deadspin, “Dolan is understood to be more interested in music and building cutting-edge entertainment venues than sports.” The trust fund billionaire is widely regarded as one of the worst owners in professional sports.

Dolan has gone as far as banning the legendary Charles Oakley (for a couple of days) and calling a 73-year-old lifelong Knick fan a “sad man” and that the Knicks don’t want him as a fan.

Dolan doesn’t just own the Knicks. He also owns the Rangers although it’s easy to forget that as his lack of involvement in their affairs over the years has kept them as a successful franchise.

Update: Don’t get your hopes up Knicks fans. Madison Square Garden Company has released a statement saying “There are no plans to sell the Knicks or the Rangers.”

I'm ESNY's Executive Editor for I cover the New York Knicks and Brooklyn Nets. Email: Chip Murphy covers the NBA for Elite Sports NY. You can find him on Twitter @ChipperMurphy.