Frank Isola started on the Knicks beat for the New York Daily News in the fall of 1996, when he was 29 years old. Now, at 46, he has been covering the team longer than anyone else.
Shares of $MSG closed the day at 39.39, for a market cap of $2.98 billion. That's an all-time high for the stock, squeaking past the previous high at the beginning of NBA free agency, and blowing past the numbers at the height of Linsanity. This means nothing, but so does everything that came before it.
The discussion about the Jeremy Lin non-signing has mostly portrayed the Knicks' decision to let Lin walk as the deeply considered output of a complex financial calculus. Well, apparently not! The Knicks didn't match Houston's contract offer because their owner, James Dolan had his wittle feelings hurt by Jeremy…