New York Knicks owner James Dolan had emailed the organization’s employees and Madison Square Garden explaining why the team did not and would not make a statement in the wake of George’s Floyd’s death.
This decision has received criticism in the sports media landscape from several former players turned into analysts. 14-year-old veteran Caron Butler is the last ex-player to speak. He says he believes the decision not to make a statement was a bad decision by the owner.
“It’s like every opportunity or possibility that Mr. Dolan has the chance to do something right, it’s almost like he’s spinning in space to do everything to do the opposite,” Butler said in an interview with Alex Kennedy of Hoops Hype. “And it probably works in the business space, where you disturb the market, but that’s not a business thing. This is a human thing. And I think he made a wrong decision without talking about it”.
The Knicks are now the only team in the league that hasn’t released some sort of statement in the wake of Floyd’s death and continuing protests against racism and police brutality after the San Antonio Spurs posted several videos on Twitter in the end. week. The team’s Twitter account hasn’t posted anything since May 30th. Butler went on to say that although he doesn’t know what Mr. Dolan could do privately on this front, the lack of a public position at the moment is saying.
“I don’t know what he does privately or anything like that. But you should take a stand on justice and what’s right and wrong, “said Butler. “In the end, I think your legacy is extremely important. I have never seen a U-Haul truck attached to a hearse and so on so people remember you for your good deeds and what you have done for humanity. To say nothing, in one of the greatest moments of our life in which we were able to experiment and gather around and have a hand and be part of being absent at that moment? This is just … that tells you a lot”.