The New York Knicks are 6-19 over their 25 games, the most recent of which featured the handcuffing and arrest of fan favorite Charles Oakley.
Brandon Tierney has had enough. The Tiki and Tierney co-host believes fans should boycott the Knicks.
“If I was doing local radio right now, I honestly believe that I would lead a protest,” Tierney said. “That building needs to be empty. And I mean the only people who are there are the security guards who jumped on top of Charles Oakley and the people pushing peanuts for $13 bucks a bag.”
Organizing a protest wouldn’t be easy, and there could be some backlash. But Tierney believes it’s a worthwhile endeavor.
“Here’s the problem with this, too, and I get this. I am sensitive to this. There are people who simply can’t afford these tickets,” Tierney said. “So the lawyer who lives down the street or your brother-in-law who’s a lawyer says, ‘You know what? I’m not going to this game. This team sucks. Why don’t you take little Joey here?’ And he passes it off to his brother-in-law, and the brother-in-law, who might be a cop or a teacher or whatever, a carpenter, something maybe with labor where the money’s not there – whatever – out of work, unemployed. He takes his child – son or daughter – and they have a great night and that creates a great memory for the kid.
“The last thing I want to do is snuff that out,” Tierney continued, “but there’s got to be a movement where nobody, at least once, goes into that building. I don’t know how you orchestrate it, I don’t know how you possibly do this, and it’s way bigger than me. But there’s got to be a night where every Knick fan sticks their middle finger up and they slam it against Dolan’s fat nose and they say, ‘We give up on you. We hate you. We’re don’t believe in you, we detest you and now we are leaving you.’ And until that happens, this will never end.”
The Knicks (22-32) host Denver (23-29) on Friday at 7:30 p.m. ET.