Wednesday, October 03, 2007

Do the Right Thing

Spike's gonna cancel his season tickets over this, right?

For many obvious reasons Dolan should fire Isiah, but let's examine the economic ones. NYC is a pretty liberal place and I think a lot of season tickets holders will cancel if Isiah stays on. A lot of women go to games now, and more than a few NYC women who are hoops fans are pissed about this. (Informal survey conducted be me over the weekend.)

Agreed that Stern banning Isiah would cause a shit storm of litigation, but somehow Isiah has to go. I think there will be a backlash against the Knicks league wide; I'll surely be booing Isiah when he comes to Chicago. Not the players, not the owners, not Stern: the fans have the ultimate power and all the NBA fans I know think this is disgraceful.

Or maybe I'm just in a blue state bubble about this.

UPDATE from BenGo: Fascinating True Hoop Interview here with Martha Burk. The takeaway: Don't count on much to change.

UPDATE II from BengGo: Hey! Asshole! That is precisely the problem! Maybe if you gave thought to the world outside of basketball, your actions in that world would be more admirable.


Blogger Hot Shit College Student said...

The NBA is in a unique position to actually change the humid air (from all the heavy breathing) in NYC, and the lack of action is pretty sad. I doubt anyone will be booing the Zekester over this either, blue state or otherwise.

3:44 PM  

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