James Dolan has a regret. To a long time Knicks fan, that might seem impossible, especially if he hasn't had much over the years with the amount of mishaps he's had a hand in.
While Knicks president Phil Jackson ponders his path through his coaching search, James Dolan is on tour in Europe with his blues band, JD & The Straight Shot.
In 2011, Dolan as a musician wrote and performed his worst song ever, and that is what he regrets. JD & The Straight Shot opened for Aretha Franklin at the Jones Beach Theater with a song called ‘Fix The Knicks'
Check with my friend called Isiah Thomas. Fix the Knicks! Oh, man. Fix the Knicks! Fix the Knicks and make them shine/Get ‘em to win like it’s ’69/Hittin’ all their free throws and no more shooting bricks/Time to get it right and fix the Knicks
In an interview with Deadspin, Dolan expressed his regrets.
Everybody makes mistakes! I make mistakes. That was one of my mistakes. I thought I could appease the hungry masses with it. I was just thinking, well, maybe we could just write a song about it and then it will go away. That was wrong. Fortunately, nobody bought the album.
JD & The Straight Shot’s newest album “Ballyhoo!” sold 113 copies, according to Soundscan, and the band was paid an estimated $200 to open for Jewel at a small venue in Washington, DC.
Below is the lyrics to the song Fix the Knicks if you want a chuckle.
Everywhere I go, I hear everybody say
‘What you gonna do to make that team play’
From the folks in the street at 34th and 6th
Everyone who calls says, ‘Hey man, fix the Knicks’
Fix the Knicks and make them shine
Get ’em to win like it’s ’69
Hitting all their free throws and no more shooting bricks
Time to get it right and fix the Knicks
Doing my best and that’s my problem
I check with my friend called Isiah Thomas
Pay no mind to those nasty critics
They haven’t done a thing to fix the Knicks
We know we’re getting better, but still no respect
We score a lot of points, but where’s the defense?
Everyone’s an expert saying ‘Trade your draft picks’
You got to get ‘this guy’ to fix the Knicks