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Isiah Thomas quietly drops yet another hint about New York

Oct 8, 2011, 2:00 PM EDT

Isiah Thomas

In a well-seasoned and very even piece from the New York Times on Isiah Thomas Saturday, the architect behind the big charity event this weekend starring LeBron James and Dwyane Wade (who the Times reports came to Isiah, not the other way around), Thomas primarily gave the same answers he always does about the Knicks.

“No comment.”

“You’ll have to ask the Knicks about that.”


But there it is, tucked a few paragraphs away, in regards to his relationship with New York. He couldn’t leave it alone. He’s like a guy with a sore tooth, he can’t stop touching it. From the Times:

Yet the rumors of Thomas’s influence persist, which is both to his benefit and his detriment. The reports help inflate his reputation as an N.B.A. kingpin, perhaps convincing another owner to hire him. But they also serve as a constant irritant to Knicks officials and to many fans, who resent the idea that Thomas — who was fired in 2008 — is still shaping anything.

Thomas’s name is probably invoked more often in the New York news media than it is in Miami.

“The universe has a way of trying to right itself,” Thomas said, pausing at length. “I’ll leave it at that.”

via Isiah Thomas, Out of the N.B.A, Retains Influence There –

Righting itself? It’s easy to see a nice little path from that statement to Thomas believing he was wrongly ousted from the GM position and the universe is trying to re-install him. You know, because the universe has nothing better to do than to try and “fix” the GM position of the New York Knicks by getting back the single worst executive in the history of professional sports. Makes sense.

But this is what Thomas does. He leaves those little notes, drops those little hints, keeps working behind the scenes and making life miserable for Knicks fans as they await the return of the guy whose sexual harassment case wasn’t the worst consequence of his tenure. He’s like the bogeyman. He’s just letting you know he’s around. Even when he’s not around.


  1. garryfish - Oct 8, 2011 at 4:23 PM

    Go away Isaiah, Just goy away!!

  2. surly1n1nd1anapol1s - Oct 8, 2011 at 9:04 PM

    Isiah is a fool.

  3. jimeejohnson - Oct 8, 2011 at 9:34 PM

    Hint to Isaiah: ferget it!

  4. legeisyaj - Oct 9, 2011 at 10:18 AM

    This guy is a douche.

  5. cantonbound13 - Oct 10, 2011 at 10:43 AM

    Go away!!! New York hates you!!! Go away already you snake!

  6. oregonbravesfan - Oct 10, 2011 at 9:35 PM

    Worst executive in sports? How quickly we forget the Matt Millen/Detroit Lions debacle!

  7. netpup206 - Oct 30, 2011 at 2:35 AM

    Here are a few of my thoughts:

    1. He wasn’t found guilty of sexual harassment – the suit was against the Knicks as an organization – read the court files for gods sake. Calling it “his” case is like saying Bill Clinton was guilty of rape

    2. This is just more of the same – another stupid hack cant come up with anything interesting for his blog, so his solution is to spend a couple paragraphs talking s&*t about Isiah Thomas for no apparent reason.

    3. I personally doubt that the universe has a way of righting itself. After all, every NY journalist and every meat-head with a blog is still out to get him…and that’s just wrong.

    Really. The man basically just said “no comment” and you fools are still trying to make it into aa scandal.

    Bottom line…find a basketball story that’s worth writing and the write it! Stop with this garbage. you you guys suck

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