NBA Fines Knicks $50K For Denying Press Conference Access To Daily News
June 24, 2019 - 3:51 pm

The NBA announced Monday it has fined the Knicks $50,000 for denying the Daily News access to the team's post-draft news conference last week.

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The Knicks violated the league's policy on equal media access because it allowed other credentialed media that cover the team to attend the Friday event where first-round draft pick RJ Barrett and second-round selection Ignas Brazdeikis were formally introduced.

It wasn't the first such incident between the team and the newspaper. In December, the Knicks banned the Daily News' Stefan Bondy from attending team president Steve Mills' news conference after the tabloid ran a back-page headline urging owner James Dolan to sell the team.

The team released a statement Monday saying: "The Knicks acknowledge that we did not comply with the NBA's media policy, and made an error in interpreting Friday's announcement as an invite only event. As we do throughout the year, we have and will continue to provide access to credentialed media as per the League's policy.