01.03.08

Isiah Thomas – God’s Gift To The Blogosphere

Posted in Basketball at 11:45 am by

What better way to respond to his Knicks being throttled by the undermanned, losers of 5 straight Kings than for Isiah Thomas….to predict a championship?  From the New York Post’s Marc Berman :

œI believe one day we will win a championship here,” Thomas said. œI believe couple of these guys will be a part of that. I believe I’ll be a part of that. As I sit here today, some people will laugh even more. But I’m hellbent on getting this accomplished and making sure that we get it done. I’m not leaving until we get it done.

œThis is a dark time for us,” Thomas added. œBut I know there’s a light at the end of this tunnel. I’m going to keep digging and pushing and I’m not going to quit. I’m going to do it here.”

Thomas’ remarks came one day after he claimed he doesn’t want to make any moves at the trading deadline because he likes the nucleus.

œI want to leave a legacy, I want to leave a tradition and imprint and blueprint in terms of how people play, coach and respond when they put on a Knick uniform,” Thomas said. œI want to leave what I left in Detroit. Every person who walks through the door, the Pistons who put on that uniform, it’s a certain pride they carry. I want to put it here and leave it here in New York and leave a championship legacy.”

I wonder if said legacy includes his players yucking it up on their way off the court at halftime? While it’s almost useless at this stage to hope for any positive change from MSG (outside of Guitar Dolan electrocuting himself), full credit to WFAN’s Tony Page, who upon hearing Zeke  predict “a couple of these guys” would be part of a Knicks championship, replied “yeah, selling popcorn.”

2 Responses to “Isiah Thomas – God’s Gift To The Blogosphere”

  1. Jon Solomon says:

    I enjoyed this line by David Waldstein of the Newark Star Ledger:

    “I don’t necessarily just want to win a championship,” he said. “I want to leave something that’s going to stand for a long time. I want to leave legacy; I want to leave tradition. I want to leave imprint, and blueprint in terms of how people play and how they coach and how they respond when they put on the Knick uniform.”

    Back on Earth, the Knicks didn’t respond very well at all.

  2. GC says:

    It isn’t so much that I really believe Thomas is delusional. It’s more like he’s so intent on digging in his heels and reminding people he has accomplished something in his life (albeit long before coming to New York), this is just part of an extended fuck you to all the haters.

    This is right up there with all that “i’ll die before I quit” bullshit. He certainly didn’t die before he quit on the CBA.

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