New York Knicks owner James Dolan has done plenty of things that have left us scratching our head. Here’s a brief list:
- He kicked around bringing Isiah Thomas back into the organization.
- He made Mike Woodson change agents because he didn’t like his old one.
- He let his feelings get hurt in the Jeremy Lin chase.
- He kicked around bringing Isiah Thomas back into the organization, again.
Now it’s time to add yet another head-scratcher to Dolan’s resume.
According to the Star-Ledger, Dolan had two audio technicians to record every conversation that Carmelo Anthony had during Fridays’ game.
Two audio technicians were stationed at two corners of the court — one a few feet just behind the Knicks bench, the other diagonally opposite — and they were holding those umbrella-shaped contraptions known as parabola microphones, which fed the audio into a DAT recorder on the truck on the loading dock.
These guys had one directive from Dolan: Record every syllable Carmelo Anthony utters and absorbs while he’s on the court and on the bench, the Madison Square Garden CEO ordered them, and send the tape directly to me.
It’s unclear why Dolan was so interested in Anthony’s in-game conversations, but it’s safe to assume that it has to have something to do with the dust-up Anthony had with Kevin Garnett.
But whatever the reason, we are indeed scratching our heads about this one. Per the usual when James Dolan is involved.