Knicks owner James Dolan had MSG network employees record every word Carmelo Anthony spoke during Friday’s game versus the Chicago Bulls according to Dave D’Alessandro of the Newark Star-Ledger.
Dolan’s directives were simple: Record every word that was spoken by or at Anthony during the game and deliver it to the Knicks owner.
The report states that it remains unclear as to what the objectives of the exercise were, although possibilities included as a teaching tool or perhaps, to send the results to NBA offices to prove that Anthony was the target of verbal harassment, as was reported in his altercation last week with Kevin Garnett.
On Friday, the report says a pair of audio technicians were stationed at either end of the court — one near the Knicks bench and the other on the opposite end of the floor — holding parabolic microphones, which fed audio into a DAT recorder housed in a truck on the loading dock at Madison Square Garden.
The Knicks eccentric owner rarely speaks to the media so we may never know why exactly he what the actual reasoning behind the recordings.