MSG chairman James Dolan had mics listening in on Knicks star Carmelo Anthony
ASSOCIATED PRESS January 15, 2013 5:55PM
Carmelo Anthony, of the Denver Nuggets, arrives before the NBA basketball All-Star Game, Sunday, Feb. 20, 2011, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Matt Sayles)
Updated: January 15, 2013 9:32PM
NEW YORK — Listen up! Talk trash to Carmelo Anthony at Madison Square Garden and you may wind up on tape.
Days after Anthony’s overreaction to some bad words led to an NBA suspension, MSG chairman James Dolan had listening devices monitoring everything said to and by Anthony, according to a report in the Newark Star-Ledger.
The report Monday said Dolan had two MSG Network audio technicians stationed at opposite corners of the court during Friday’s home game against Chicago. Holding umbrella-shaped parabolic microphones, they were told to record Anthony’s interactions and send the tape directly to Dolan himself.
The Knicks did not comment on the report. The team left Monday night for a game Thursday in London against Detroit.