Jan 18, 2022; New York, New York, USA; New York Knicks executive chairman James Dolan watches during the second quarter against the Minnesota Timberwolves at Madison Square Garden. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports

When you look at the many reasons why the New York Knicks and New York Rangers haven’t won a championship since 1973 and 1994, respectively, the answer usually circles back to ownership or, more specifically, James Dolan.

Many believe that in order for one of those franchises to eventually take part in a ticker-tape parade through New York City’s “Canyon of Heroes,” Dolan will have to have sold them.

In a not-so-shocking turn of events, Dolan, the embattled controlling shareholder of Madison Square Garden Sports and Madison Square Garden Entertainment, which owns the Knicks and Rangers, was bluntly asked about a future potential sale of the team. Dolan was asked if there’s a world where he would sell the Knicks and/or Rangers if the right offer came along during an interview on WFAN with Craig Carton and Evan Roberts on Friday.

“I have no plans whatsoever to sell at this point,” Dolan said via Tim Bontemps, an NBA writer for ESPN. “I’m not retiring anytime soon. It’s a family-controlled asset, so someone in the family will own it.”

The NBA world had plenty to say about Dolan’s latest comments, which shouldn’t come as a surprise to many. Here are some of those reactions:

[Tim Bontemps]

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Since the beginning of 2023, Sam has been a staff writer for Awful Announcing and The Comeback. A 2021 graduate of Temple University, Sam is a Charlotte native, who currently calls Greenville, South Carolina his home. He also has a love/hate relationship with the New York Mets and Jets.