Originally posted on The Victory Formation  |  Last updated 1/14/13
It was about time Jim Dolan got himself involved with his team again. The New York Knicks owner reportedly had MSG audio technicians spy on star forward Carmelo Anthony in his first game back from his suspension for seeking out Kevin Garnett following a game last week. Dolan had them record every single word that came out of Carmelo’s mouth. Two [MSG Network] audio technicians were stationed at two corners of the court — one a few feet just behind the Knicks bench, the other diagonally opposite — and they were holding those umbrella-shaped contraptions known as parabola microphones, which fed the audio into a DAT recorder on the truck on the loading dock. These guys had one directive from Dolan: Record every syllable Carmelo Anthony utters and absorbs while he’s on the court and on the bench, the Madison Square Garden CEO ordered them, and send the tape directly to me. What the report doesn’t say is why Dolan had this directive for his staff. And we can only imagine what the actual reason was. This isn’t quite like George Steinbrenner hiring a private investigator to spy on Dave Winfield, but quite odd. Last week, Carmelo claimed Garnett said [...]
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