James Dolan enlists Carmelo Anthony, Amare Stoudemire to break world kazoo record

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And you wonder why Phil Jackson is worth $12 million a year to the Knicks organization.

You can certainly make the case that what Knicks owner James Dolan did Thursday night at Madison Square Garden was all in good fun and for a good cause — after his band (JD and the Straight Shot) opened for the Eagles he enlisted the help of Carmelo Anthony, Amare Stoudemire, John McEnroe and 6,000 other people to set a record for most kazoos played in one place simultaneously.

With that he donated $100,000 to ALS research.

So to be clear, after his band opened a show because he is rich and owns the building, he got a bunch of people together to try to upstage the Ice Bucket Challenge thing and put his own spin on it. Then he gets to paint himself as the good guy with a charitable donation.

That’s all fine, but a year ago this was the same guy making basketball decisions for the Knicks. Jackson is there to keep Dolan out of the basketball loop — so far, so good — and to give the ship direction.

And you wonder why Phil Jackson is worth $12 million a year to the Knicks organization.