New York Knicks owner James Dolan took issue with a congressman criticizing his ownership of the team and retaliated by donating to his opponent, the New York Post reported.
Rep. Max Rose, an incumbent Democrat for Staten Island, called out the team’s poor record and urged Dolan to sell the team when asked by TMZ Sports last week. Now Dolan is sending money to the campaign for Republican candidate Nicole Malliotakis and urging friends to join him.
Congressman urges Dolan to sell Knicks
Rose was stopped on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C., last week and asked by TMZ what should happen with the Knicks.
“I’m a Knicks fan to the day I die, but Dolan’s gotta sell,” Rose said. “Right now, this is an absolute disgrace. They don’t make the playoffs. Nothing’s happening. Every year that they don’t make the playoffs, New York City loses out. We lose a piece