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Report: James Dolan’s pretty much had it with his fellow owners

The Beacon Theater Joins MSG Entertainment

NEW YORK - NOVEMBER 15: Chairman of Madison Square Garden James L. Dolan poses for a photo onstage following a press conference to announce that MSG Entertainment will acquire the Beacon Theater on November 15, 2006 at the Beacon Theater in New York City. (Photo by Scott Gries/Getty Images)

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James Dolan isn’t exactly known as a savvy decision-maker. He’s too often been known to act on impulse, like trading the house for Carmelo Anthony when he was going to get Melo one way or another. Or allowing Isiah Thomas to skulk around his house like a murder of crows after destroying the franchise for nearly a decade. But in the NBA labor talks, he’s one of the few reasonable people. He wants a reasonable compromise, he wants a season, he wants the hardliners to stop mucking with the league he invests in more than they do.

And since the other owners want no part of that, Dolan’s done with the lot of them at least for now. From the New York Post:

Knicks owner James Dolan blew off the two-day desperation labor session between the NBA and players’ union in Manhattan with one source saying he has been sickened by the failure of his fellow owners to make a deal.

via Knicks owner James Dolan, fed up with the lack of progress, stayed away from the latest NBA labor negotiations - NYPOST.com.

It would be easy to blast Dolan for not doing more to fix the problem instead of just taking his ball and going home. But the reality is he can’t change any minds. No one’s listening on the owners’ side. It’s just a constant chant of “MOAR MOAR MOAR!” and there’s no hope of getting them off the line. Can’t blame Dolan for ditching the party in all its idiotic glory.