10.24.08

Isiah Thomas Hospitalized ; 30 Minute Moratorium On Nasty Jokes Starts Immediately

Posted in Basketball at 2:58 pm by

From WCBS-TV.com :

Harrison. N.Y. police were sent to the home of former New York Knicks president Isiah Thomas early Friday morning in response to a call that he had overdosed on sleeping pills, a source confirmed to CBS Station WCBS-TV in New York.

Thomas was rushed to White Plains Hospital for treatment, but his condition is not yet known.

Barry Watkins, vice president of communications for Madison Square Garden, told The Journal News newspaper, “Isiah is fine.”

Sources tell WCBS-TV that police arrived at Thomas’ home shortly after midnight in response to a 911 call from a cell phone and that Thomas’ condition was being classified as an overdose.

According to the Daily News, police say the victim consumed “roughly 10 Lunesta sleeping pills.”

Obviously, we have no way of determining if this was an accidental overdose, but a number of recent events in Thomas’ professional life would drive any number of persons down a self-destructive path. With the possible exception of his employer, James Dolan, it’s hard to think of a public figure disparaged as routinely as Thomas in the New York papers (or this very blog). Isiah’s playing accomplishments at the collegiate and pro levels will hopefully be remembered long after his rotten performance as a hoops executive is forgotten, and here’s hoping this is just a minor setback before he raises enough money to buy the Nets from Bruce Ratner.

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