Isiah: Losing in New York Like Being on Death Row

Pulp FictionSorry to feed you more Isiah madness, but honestly, this guy just won’t quit. Whether it’s coaching his three-ring circus team to 45 point losses, or costing his company $10 million in a lawsuit, he continues to do the unthinkable. That’s why it shouldn’t be a surprise to hear him equate the pressures of losing a basketball game in New York to what prisoners on death row are going through. Following the Knicks’ comeback win over the Bucks Friday night, Isiah unleashed this nugget:

“Every time you lose a game in New York, you’re on Death Row here,” Thomas said following the Knicks’ dramatic 91-88 victory at the Garden. “So tonight they unstrapped the belts and I get to walk. Had we lost, I’m sure they’d have wet me down.”

Anyone else have a picture of the gimp getting ready to step into Isiah? Maybe that’s just me. Seems like the kitchen’s heating up for Zeke. If you can’t handle it buddy, you better get out while you have the chance. And don’t get too comfortable either — the belts will be strapped back on before long.

Isiah Finally Needs to be Fired

Actually, check that. I don’t know where I’d get my entertainment if not for the Knicks and their debacles. Thursday night might have been an all-time low for Isiah’s boys — on the court, at least. (caveat: since the brawl with Captain Limpwrist at the Garden). The Bricks got pummeled 104-59, getting outscored by Boston’s first team, second stringers, and even garbage-timers. Nothing went right for the Knicks. If it weren’t for a Nate Robinson three at the buzzer, it would’ve been the fewest points in team history since the implementation of the shot clock.

The Knicks embarrassed in every possible way. Their crappy play on the court matched their erratic and troublesome behavior off of it. I don’t know how many lives Isiah gets to live with the Knicks, but you can’t fire all the players for stinking up the joint.  Follow me?  The man is ultimately responsible for how his team plays from day-to-day, and when the team he coaches gets blown out like that, trailing by 50 points at times, he should take the blame. The Knicks might not be a playoff team, but they also have no business struggling to score 50 in a game.  Their focus and effort is not at a respectable level, and Isiah is the man responsible for getting the maximum effort from his players.  For the embarrassment he’s caused the organization both on and off the court, Isiah Thomas needs to be fired.  Now.

Knicks Are a ‘Three-Ring Circus’

I’ve had my fair share of fun with the Knicks lately, publicly hoping for Stephon to spill the beans on Isiah. While I might not get that wish, it looks like it really won’t matter. Isiah is struggling so badly to maintain control of the Knicks, that he might not even be around for much longer. Case in point, he kicked his entire team out of practice Monday. Yeah. Coaching 101 at its finest. From the NY Daily News:

A desperate Isiah Thomas kicked his entire team out of practice Monday. The Knicks’ embattled coach was unhappy with their work habits.

The move comes on the heels of a six-game losing streak and amid increasing speculation that Thomas is on the verge of being fired.

“It is a three-ring circus,” said the source. “It’s getting worse.”

So how’s that contract extension for Isiah looking now? Wasn’t this a team that was supposed to be heading back in the right direction? Didn’t they supposedly leave all their tough times and crappy records behind? Yeah, so much for that. As for Isiah, the Knicks are 6-22 since he received his contract extension in March. Now I must ask you the question: is there another franchise in professional sports that’s a bigger mess than this one? If so, please pass it along, because I’m dying to know what could be worse. (and I’m a Bengals fan, too)

(via Ballhype)

Please Let Marbury Blackmail Isiah

Please, oh please, oh pretty please? If there is a basketball god out there, convince him to have Stephon blackmail Isiah Thomas! There is no question in my mind that Starbury has the goods on Isiah given what he hinted at according to a New York Daily News article (and even regardless of the quote):

“Isiah has to start me,” Marbury fumed, according to the source. “I’ve got so much (stuff) on Isiah and he knows it. He thinks he can (get) me. But I’ll (get) him first. You have no idea what I know.”

Well, we know of all the A-Mooch-A allegations against Isiah. We also know that Marbury “coerced” an intern to copulate with him. Is Starbury going to tell us that he and Isiah tag-teamed her? Is that what this is all about? Oh boy, could you just imagine the stories that would come out? Filthy, cheating, fornicating, Isiah! This could be great. Of course, this could also just be part of Marbury’s ploy to get himself to the Italian league. That’s always a possibility. It is at this point that I would normally link you to the infamous video of a cracked out Stephon on TV, but those beauties have unfortunately been removed from YouTube. Sigh.

Ladies, Anucha Did This for You

I’m sorry, but did anything sound more corny than A-Mooch-a Browne Sanders telling all women that she won the lawsuit for them? That statement just rubbed me the wrong way. I was expecting a “you go, girl!” to follow, but was left disappointed.

“One day my daughter will go out to work; this was done for her and all women,” Browne Sanders said as a bottle of champagne sat on ice in her lawyers’ offices in Times Square.

“What I did here, I did for every working woman in America,” she said.

Yeah, let me be the first to call bullcrap here. If this is for all women in America, I’d like to see that ridiculous sum of $11.6 million go to a battered women organization. I don’t know about you, but I am completely and horrifically outraged by this lawsuit. To think that a woman has all of a sudden struck gold because she was called names and mistreated at work is absurd. Don’t get me wrong, I’m not condoning sexually harassment, I just think it’s unconscionable for someone to earn $11.6 million in a settlement for this type of suit. I’m sick and tired of seeing people sue to get ahead. I’m sick and tired of juries awarding victims absurd amounts of money. I want someone to please explain to me what about the lawsuit possibly warranted an award of multi-millions to A-mooch-a. She now has gained more money than any of us will sniff in our lifetimes, just because she was a victim in the workplace. Does that make any sense? This is disgusting, absurd, and I’m wholly outraged by it.

Isiah – Get out of the Kitchen

Just like Clemson losing, it’s always a good thing in sports when the Knicks lose cuz you don’t hear much out of New York from November to April. Seriously.  It’s not like they have collegiate teams or anything.  The only downside unfortunately is that nothing can make Yankee fans more staunch than watching their beloved Knicks lose for 6 months solid.

Saturday night in Utah, the Knicks endured a difficult loss, blowing a 10 point lead with just under 5 minutes left in the game, losing 104-102 in overtime.  The setup to this loss was a sight of beauty; the Knicks were one win away from matching their win total of last year (23) and nothing could have made Isiah more proud than to surpass Larry Brown so early in the season.  Unfortunately for Isiah, the embarrassment of last night outweighed the positives the Knicks would have gained from reaching the big two-three.  Here’s what happened. Late in OT, Isiah Thomas was led to

Throw a temper tantrum on the sidelines after David Lee got called for a silly technical foul with 1:52 left in OT. The Jazz scored the first five points of overtime, but when Lee soared in for a dunk to cut it to 99-97, he touched his arm, looking at the referee for a foul call.  Instead he got a T.  Thomas exploded on the sidelines, jumping up and down in a rage, his arms waving wildly.  He needed to be restrained by Quentin Richardson.

That’s awesome.

But it gets better after the game,

A fuming Thomas would not take questions afterward. He stormed into his post-game press briefing and said, “Hey, this is going to be real quick fellas. I have absolutely no comment on tonight’s game.”  And Thomas marched off, still seething at the technical on Lee, but probably also ticked that his Knicks committed 22 turnovers, a number he scrawled on the locker-room blackboard afterward.

Seems like it’s getting too hot in that kitchen Isiah.  How about a suggestion – get out.  Actually, let me take that back.  Stay, keep throwing tantrums, let the team sputter into a tailspin, and then when the Yankees fail to win the World Series AGAIN, it will be even prettier.