New York Knicks owner James Dolan has tested positive for Coronavirus. While there isn’t anything funny about anyone dealing with COVID-19, plenty of people on basketball Twitter refused to exercise any chill.
Last night (March 28), the team announced their owner had tested positive and was in self-isolation after experiencing minimal symptoms.
One question that arose was how was Dolan able to get tested when there is a shortage in New York City while it’s been recommended that people with mild symptoms not be tested. But, it shouldn’t be surprising since Dolan is super-rich and because NBA teams have been finessing tests for players and personnel for weeks.
And it must be noted that Dolan said up a fund for Knicks employees to still get paid despite the NBA season’s suspension.
As for the reactions to the news, it’s clear that Dolan has fostered a lot of bad blood in this world. We’re not condoning the slander, we’re just going to document some of the most poignant, for archival purposes.
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James dolan Sneezes— Fay Jones ☃️🌹 (@Fayjones2000) March 29, 2020
Knicks fans: pic.twitter.com/ZcPzW3IDCz
“Well Clyde on a serious note Knicks owner Jim Dolan has tested positive for COVID-19”— 🎄Young Prancer 🎅🏾 (@EricTrillman_) March 29, 2020
“He’ll be sneezing and wheezing for awhile there Mike!” pic.twitter.com/TLFq12yjVP
charles oakley at james dolan’s funeral when he dies from coronavirus pic.twitter.com/WMaSzuHop2— keanu (@keanukarg) March 29, 2020
When Knicks fans hear James Dolan has the coronavirus pic.twitter.com/vbmwtWTVRC— Pranav Dave (@bigdaddy__dave) March 29, 2020
Spike Lee and Charles Oakley finding out Knicks owner James Dolan has Coronavirus... pic.twitter.com/2Nny0a0Def— TPS (@TotalProSports) March 29, 2020
DOLAN: So you’re saying I need to isolate for the next 6 years? And I can’t have my phone? That doesn’t sound right— Carter Rodriguez (@Carter_Shade) March 29, 2020
DOCTOR WHO HAS KNICKS SEASON TICKETS: Yeah sorry that’s what the chart says
damn James Dolan got the rona and I already know knicks fans ain’t gon show not a slice of empathy pic.twitter.com/GW2dqOTl3k— ELItE (@E____T____) March 29, 2020
Someone really said James Dolan testing Positive for the Coronavirus is the only positive thing about the knicks since 1973 ☠️ pic.twitter.com/TDVoYDjPpP— 𝘼𝙓𝙊𝙇𝙊𝙏𝙇 (@bil_cipher) March 29, 2020
Anyone cheering or making jokes about Dolan getting #COVID19 of hoping he dies is a bigger piece of shit than he’s ever been. That’s way outta pocket. This is still someone dad, husband. Never wish illness or death on anyone. If you hate him THAT much just root for another team.— Bobby B 🇺🇸🇯🇲 (@AllJAmericanB) March 29, 2020
“James Dolan has tested positive for coronavirus.”— BRY 💜💛 JOBS FINISHED 🏆 (@BryMontana) March 29, 2020
Charles Oakley and Knicks fans thinking this might lead him into selling the team: https://t.co/p9KUNuI9XD
God seeing Knicks fans reacting to the James Dolan news & getting ready to slap the Coronavirus on RJ Barrett within the next week pic.twitter.com/5X7loYcAfY— Knicks Memes (@KnicksMemes) March 29, 2020