James Dolan Still A Better Option
Well, here we go again with the New York Knicks. They introduced a new team president in Leon Rose, and they had a shocking win over the Houston Rockets. What made the win all the better was RJ Barrett having a career high 27 points, Mitchell Robinson had a double-double, and Frank Ntilikina played lock down defense against Russell Westbrook on the final possession.
This was supposed to be a good day, but it was overshadowed by Spike Lee.
There was an altercation of sorts where Lee was told not to enter through the same entrance he always did. Given this is the Knicks, you can assume the worst including there being no rhyme or reason to the decision. Lee raised the stakes screaming and yelling, not acquiescing, and by invoking Oakley’s arrest.
In that moment, we saw everything that is wrong with the Knicks organization. We see that even when things are supposed to be getting better, they get worse. Overall, the Knicks have been a complete horror show since Patrick Ewing was traded to the Seattle Supersonics.
When you look at Dolan, there aren’t many positive things you can say about him. There’s the pettiness. The horror show that is the Knicks. Anuka Browne-Sanders, and all things Isaiah Thomas. Throw in Charles Oakley, and you see why players like LeBron don’t want to be Knicks. Overall, it’s just soul crushing being a Knicks fan.
New York Knicks Statement on Spike Lee pic.twitter.com/19JcvhFKO7
— NY_KnicksPR (@NY_KnicksPR) March 3, 2020
And yet, James Dolan would be a savior for the New York Mets.
If nothing else, Dolan tries to win. He’ll spend what he needs, and he’ll push to win. At least with the New York Rangers, we see Dolan knows who to operate a team. In fact, the Rangers are arguably the best run franchise in all of New York. Really, they are among the best run franchises in all of professional sports.
Back in 1999, Dolan wanted to buy the Mets, but his attempts were thrwarted partially because of the issue of the Wilpon control of the team. Sounds familiar doesn’t it? Supposedly, that won’t be an issue now as Dolan purportedly makes another push to acquire the team.
Given what we’ve seen from Dolan, no one should want him owning the Mets. In the end, he’s just a more competent version of Jeff Wilpon, and he is a more solvent version of the Wilpons. There are far better options than him, including Steve Cohen. However, if push comes to shove, James Dolan is a far better option than Jeff Wilpon.
As a Mets and Knicks fan, that is the saddest realization there is.