The Kings played a small part in one New York Knicks fan's misery Saturday.
De'Aaron Fox led Sacramento to a 102-94 win over the Knicks at Madison Square Garden, but that was not the biggest L this fan took. As Knicks owner James Dolan walked off the court, a TMZ video showed a fan telling him to sell the team.
Dolan then told the fan to take a hike ... for good.
"You want to not come to any more games?” Dolan asked the fan.
"It's an opinion!"
"No, it's not an opinion and ... you know what? Enjoy watching them on TV," Dolan exclaimed as he walked away.
Two police officers then took the fan's ID, and ultimately asked him to leave, witnesses told TMZ. An MSG spokesperson told TMZ that their "policy is and will continue to be that if you are disrespectful to anyone in our venues, we will ask you not to return."
Knicks fans have a ... contentious relationship with Dolan, the son of Cablevision founder Charles Dolan and lead singer of JD & The Straight Shot. Many are vocal about wanting him to sell the team, but the Knicks repeatedly have shot down speculation that Dolan wants to sell the team.
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It's a situation to which Kings fan can relate. The Maloofs weren’t beloved in California's capital, as the Kings quickly fell from their status as perennial contenders to consistent pretenders and the family tried to sell the team to a Seattle-based ownership group. That effort felt after the NBA owners would not approve the Kings' relocation in 2013, and the sale to the Vivek Ranadivé-led ownership group was approved in May of that same year.
Knicks fans currently have no such hope, but perhaps the banned fan will use this as an opportunity to cut ties with the hapless franchise. You know, the Kings are on the rise ...