James Dolan sings song about how owning Knicks is a ‘living hell’ (vid)
James Dolan has presided over a tumultuous and dysfunctional era of New York Knicks basketball. And to hear it from him, albeit in a joking manner — not to mention in song — being the owner of the Knicks has been a “living hell.”
Dolan, outside of his role as The Madison Square Garden Company and MSG Network’s executive chairman, enjoys a music career on the side as front man of JD & The Straight Shot. It’s a blues-tinged act that routinely receives considerable coverage due to Dolan’s presence as opposed to the group’s musical chops, although to be fair it’s not like they’re a terrible band.
It goes without saying Dolan truly relishes his foray into rock star territory, as he often takes any opportunity to promote JD & The Straight Shot, even under arguably bizarre circumstances.
All that aside, Dolan this week provided a sneak peek of a new song from his band for Deadspin’s annual awards show, which the iconic sports site shared on Twitter.
Knicks owner James Dolan presented an exclusive song at the #DeadspinAwards: pic.twitter.com/UryJVwdOri
— Deadspin (@Deadspin) November 29, 2017
Some lyrics from the ditty, as transcribed by Ball Don’t Lie:
You know I own a basketball team
For most people that would be a dream
For a trust fund kid, it’s a living hell
Always some a*****e telling me to sell
Orange and blue
Run this zoo
You call me up and ask for a quote
Then write a story calling me a dope
Ask me why we don’t win more games
Is there any chance we get LeBron James?
You must be sniffing glue
A living hell, indeed, which presumably is a sentiment Knicks fans presumably share with Dolan regarding his underwhelming tenure as owner.
It’s worth noting that Dolan expressed regret in 2016 over penning a song titled, “Fix the Knicks.” One has to wonder if he’ll feel the same about this tune at some point.