By Matt Moore
Who knew James Dolan had a sense of humor? Last week, Dolan and his band, JD and the Straight Shot (yes, he has a band) opened for Aretha Franlkin at the Jones Beach Theater. (What can we say, being the head of a massive telecommunications and entertainment entity has its perks.) During the set, Dolan dropped a catchy little ditty called "Fix the Knicks." Here's the video, courtesy of Alan Hahn of Newsday on Twitter:
In the course of that little tune, there's an interesting line around the one minute mark.
"Doing my best, yes, that's my promise
I check with my friend called 'Isiah Thomas'."
Now that's just funny.
It's a pretty obviously tongue-in-cheek reference to all the claims that Dolan and Thomas are best-buds (and there are a lot of them). While the song is pretty terrible, that's pretty amusing and a nice crack at the criticism. Also pretty solid is one of the final lines about how everyone has the answer on draft night to "fix the Knicks."
Maybe his next hit can be "The Revenue Sharing Blues."
(HT: Isiah Thomas)