Leaked Knicks’ email to MSG employees about decision to not make statement on George Floyd
The New York Knicks haven’t released a statement on the tragic murder of George Floyd, so players and employees of the team aren’t happy, per Pablo S. Torre of ESPN.
An internal email sent to MSG employees from Knicks owner James Dolan said, “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.”
I'm told that Knicks players and employees are furious that the team hasn't made a public statement about George Floyd. And I just obtained the e-mail that owner Jim Dolan sent to MSG employees today defending the organization's decision to stay silent: pic.twitter.com/xG1BA7tV5V
— Pablo S. Torre (@PabloTorre) June 2, 2020
The Knicks continue to be a walking disaster under Dolan. New York PR is going to have a tough time swinging this leak in their favor, that’s for sure.
The Knicks and San Antonio Spurs are the only NBA teams that have not made public statements following Floyd’s death, although San Antonio head coach Gregg Popovich had a pretty passionate interview with The Nation about the subject.
As usual, Dolan is nowhere to be found after this latest debacle. Superstar players don’t sign with the Knicks as it is. However, this incident might even prevent your normal NBA guy from joining the Big Apple franchise, as seemingly every player in the league is upset by the Floyd murder and the racism that continues in America.
Floyd, who was African-American, died on May 25th in Minnesota after police officer Derek Chauvin knelt on his neck for more than eight minutes. Chauvin has been charged with third-degree murder.