Opinion: Knicks owner James Dolan reaches new low by refusing to speak out on George Floyd


SportsPulse: USA TODAY Sports’ Jeff Zillgitt discusses the efforts of Jaylen Brown and Malcolm Brogdon who recently joined the protests taking place in Atlanta following the death of George Floyd.


Pick one NBA owner to botch a memo on the death of George Floyd.

One guess.

If you didn’t go with Jame Dolan of the New York Knicks, you haven’t been paying attention.

Refusing to release a public statement on Floyd, like almost every other NBA team has done, Dolan instead sent a message to Madison Square Garden employees: “As companies in the business of sports and entertainment, however, we are not any more qualified than anyone else to offer our opinion on social matters.”

You don’t have to have the answers today. What you can do is show support for people who are calling for much-needed change in this country’s systemic racism. You can tell the black players on your team you support them.

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