Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Knicks owner James Dolan fires MSG guard for not recognizing him

Madison Square Garden head honcho James Dolan was so offended with a security guard who didn't recognize him outside the exclusive Delta 360 Club inside the arena that he fired her right on the spot, sources told The New York Post

The hotheaded owner of the Knicks cooled his heels overnight— and he rehired the underling the very next day, said the sources.

Dolan, 57, was walking into the private club —open only to season-ticket holders an VIP guests —  during Sunday’s Knick game against the Boston Celtics when security guard Fiordaliza Hernandez asked him for his ID — which he never wears, sources said.

Instead of laughing it off, Dolan snapped, “Do you know who I am?”

The startled security guard admitted she didn’t.

Then Dolan demanded, “How long have you worked here?”

Three years, the guard said.

“I’m your boss! I pay your salary!” Dolan shot back.

Apparently the rules apply for everybody but the rock-star wannabe Cablevision boss but the steadfast Hernandez stood her ground and wouldn't let the ID-less Dolan in, said the sources.

Dolan became so irate he morphed into Donald Trump and yelled, "Give me your ID! You're fired!"

The shaken guard was sent home immediately while Dolan ranted, "I have to get new security in this building! I have idiots working here!" said the witnesses.

After Dolan reconsidered the firing, Hernandez was back on the job at a different post at the Rangers- Winnipeg Jets game.

It's funny because Dolan's blow-up comes on the heels of three season ticket holders waltzing by security into the Knicks locker room without any repercussions, according to The Post.

Hernandez was unavailable for comment while MSG spokesperson Kim Kerns said, "As a company policy, we do not comment on employee matters."

But a source told The Post, "Nobody was fired."

Too bad Hernandez wasn't around when Isaiah Thomas was sniffing around the Garden a few years ago. And where are those eavesdropping devices when you really need them?


  1. So let me see if I understand this. The security guard was performing her job and stood her ground when this man did not provide I.D. Isn't that her function? Can she take any kind of action against him for how he treated her? Every organization has policies and procedures concerning acceptable behavior. She won't get anywhere with the H.R. office but this man demoralized her in clear view of other people. That's how we know about this incident, correct? I'm not one to encourage litigation at the drop of a hat but if he fired her he stepped over the line. You can't do that. She should talk to a lawyer. Who would want to continue working for someone like that having to worry about the next time he's having a bad day and worrying "am I going to lose my job today". He's an egotistical bully whose outward appearance matches what's inside. You should always treat people with respect regardless of their station in life. The people you meet on the way up are the same people you'll see on the way down. His time will come. He may have a lot of money but money can't buy happiness and he sounds like a very empty man.

  2. Give the guy a break, he's fat, ugly and unlikeable.

  3. and apparent A --hoel

  4. What a pompous f***ing ass to use the "do you know who I am" card.

  5. The majority of professional sports owners are nouveau rich punks. Look 'em up.

  6. He's shouldn't be anybodies boss. He is just another member of the lucky sperm club.