The statement read: “Every one of us has a role to play in creating a more just and equal society, where there is no racism, bigotry, violence or hate. We stand with all who act for positive change.”
“I want you to know, I realize the importance of this issue. Therefore, I want you to understand our internal position.
“This is a turbulent time in our country. The coronavirus and civil unrest have taken their toll on our way of life. We at Madison Square Garden stand by our values of respect and peaceful workplace. We always will.
“As companies in the business of sports and entertainment, however, we are not any more qualified than anyone else to offer our opinion on social matters.”
It read: “Yesterday, I made a sincere attempt to provide my perspective on a very difficult issue, one that has no easy answers.
“I know how important this topic is to so many, and I do not want there to be any confusion about where I as an individual, or we as a company stand. So let me be clear: we vehemently condemn and reject racism against anyone, period.”
At the point of that memo being issued, only the Knicks and the San Antonio Spurs had still not spoken publicly.
UPDATED: WNBA team the New York Liberty is no longer part of MSGC.