A Knicks season ticket holder who was cursed out by team owner James Dolan last week said the team disconnected his phone call when he tried renewing his season tickets for next season, according to ESPN's Ian Begley.
Mike Hamersky, a 35-year-old lawyer, said he could not reach his Knicks representative and was unable to log in to his account to renew online. When he finally was able to re-set his password, he realized were no options to renew and tried calling the team to resolve the issue. Once he reached the team, he said they disconnected his phone call.
According to ESPN, the team said they had 'nothing to add' when asked if Hamersky is still allowed to renew his season tickets.
The initial incident occurred last Tuesday outside of Madison Square Garden, which Dolan confirmed.
"What if I showed up at your office and called you an [obscenity]"? Dolan said, according to Hamersky. "Because you are an [obscenity]!"
In his own words - A fan's confrontation with Knicks owner James Dolan. pic.twitter.com/QMddpjGuZZ- Outside The Lines (@OTLonESPN) April 6, 2017
Dolan allegedly claimed Hamersky was intoxicated and had a security guard follow the lawyer around the area for a few blocks. Hamersky did not have any issues getting into the game, however.
The Knicks owner said he understands some of the criticism he faces, but did not want someone coming up to him while he was at the Garden.
"I get it. They call me names every day in the paper. Fine. I get it," Dolan said to Deadspin. "But you're walking up to the place where I work? It's like they're laying in wait for you. It's like stalking me outside my home. Some people tend to think of team owners like politicians. But we're not! I didn't run for any office. These people who yell at you act surprised when you yell back. It's like when I got that incredibly derogatory email, and so I wrote back an incredibly derogatory email, and these people are surprised?"