What in the world? New York Knicks owner James Dolan reportedly commanded MSG employees to record anything Carmelo Anthony said during Friday night’s game against the Bulls.
Maybe he just wanted to know if Kevin Garnett really did make the Honey Nut Cheerios comment?! No seriously though, this would make me super uncomfortable finding out that I was being recorded without my knowledge. It’s actually kinda creepy. I wonder what Melo thinks about this?!
Check out the report after the jump…
New York Knicks owner James Dolan reportedly “made a few MSG Network employees perform a surreptitious duty” during the Knicks’ Friday night loss to the Chicago Bulls at Madison Square Garden, according to Dave D’Alessandro of the Newark Star-Ledger:
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.
The purpose of this command was unclear, but Dolan must have had a good reason to eavesdrop on Melo’s interactions. Was it to luxuriate in the poetic musings of his most valuable player, even though he is far from his most voluble player? Was it a teaching tool, so his coaches could school Melo on the potential hazards of courtside misconduct?
Or perhaps it was done to furnish proof to the NBA that his meal ticket is now a verbal target, particularly with notorious motormouths such as Joakim Noah and Nate Robinson in town that night for a full-court yakfest?
— So what do you think about this?! Stay tuned for an update…