Embarrassing Knicks Owner James Dolan Makes Carmelo Anthony Apologize for Embarrassing Him

Bryan Brandom
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Still-breathing trust fund troll baby and New York Knicks owner James Dolan can't take even the most lighthearted of criticisms, which is probably how one manages to "lead" the NBA's most valuable franchise to losing records in 13 of the last 15 NBA seasons.

Many of these criticisms of Dolan—who inherited Cablevision, and in turn the Knicks, from his daddy—come from Knicks fans, who know firsthand what a pathetic job he's done in his time at the helm.

One was lobbed toward Knicks star Carmelo Anthony during the team's Tuesday-night loss to the Portland Trail Blazers.

Melo told reporters that he pointed Dolan out to the fan and said he should ask the owner for his money back.

Lighthearted, right? Innocent, right?

Not to the fragile insecurities of Dolan, who had Anthony apologize for the incident.

“It was Mr. Dolan’s decision,” Anthony told reporters.

"We sat down and we talked about it," said the nine-time All-Star. "Everybody thought it would be a good idea to send out an apology."

And here, "Everbody" means the out-of-touch loser writing the checks.

The Knicks are 25-37, and as a rebuilding franchise have every reason to trade Anthony for young players and/or draft picks. He said around the trade deadline that he didn't intend to waive the no-trade clause in his contract.