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James Dolan sings the blues about owning the Knicks

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NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 01: James Dolan attends a Madison Square Garden Company Special Announcement at The Beacon Theatre on December 1, 2015 in New York City. James L. Dolan, executive chairman of Madison Square Garden Company, announced Tuesday that the Beacon Theatre will host Jerry Seinfeld’s first residency for six months in 2016. The show will be titled “Jerry Seinfeld: The Homestand” with dates set for January 7, 2016, February 18, March 2, April 14, May 5 and June 8. (Photo by Rob Kim/Getty Images)

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James Dolan doesn’t receive a lot of positive press for his performance as owner of the Knicks, not here nor most places — from mainstream to blogs — around the basketball world. I would argue that’s deserved (as would Knicks fans), but that doesn’t mean it’s pleasant for Dolan.

Dolan also is one of many sports celebrities who has a beef with Deadspin. Dolan didn’t like the tone of a piece at the site about his band and how the perks of being ungodly wealthy and connected in the media world have helped Dolan’s hobby (read: passion) along. And it has.

Deadspin offered to let Dolan write a song roasting the site however he saw fit, to be played at the annual Deadspin Awards show. Dolan obliged... and it dug the hole just a little bit deeper.

Knicks fans can write their own blues tune about his ownership.

Here’s the key lyrics for Knicks fans:

You know I own a basketball team
For most people that would be a dream
For a trust fund kid, it’s a living hell
Always some a****** telling me to sell

You call me up and ask for a quote
Then write a story calling me a dope
Ask me why we don’t win more games
Is there any chance we get LeBron James?

And that’s not even getting into the sniffing glue lyrics.

Just a little PR note to Dolan: Complaining about the “hell” of being a trust-fund kid getting to run a basketball team is not going to play well. With anyone.

On radio interviews around the country now I regularly get asked if the Knicks are back — or at least on their way back — with Phil Jackson gone and Kristaps Porzingis becoming the face of the franchise (and Tim Hardaway Jr. living up to his contract). Maybe, I answer, but then I remind them who owns the team. It’s possible for bad owners to win — see Georgia Frontiere as exhibit 1 — but it is rare and tends to be a fluke. For the sake of Knicks fans I hope I’m wrong here, they have smart people in basketball operations. But it feels like the other shoe will drop at some point.