Monday, November 19, 2007


According to various sources in the New York media, Isiah Thomas could be canned at any moment for the Knicks' failures, which include a six-game losing streak.

I think I can speak for everyone in the sports blogosphere, as well as all of the other NBA franchises (especially the ones that have traded with the team)...


As a frequent NBA blogger, I'm not sure I can get through the season without seeing what happens next with the Worst GM and Coach in League History. Say this for the man, but he's made Utter Irrelevance *fascinating*. I can't get enough of this Knicks team. From the comically inappropriate marketing (seen on a train last week, "Experience the Ride" -- oh, yes, yes, it has been An Experience) to the breathtakingly bad PR of the Anucha Browne Sanders case, to the simple and beautiful joy of watching a team with comically bad chemistry and startling athletic talent. Seriously, what is Nate Robinson if not a spectacular athlete that has no business getting minutes in a professional basketball league?

Rumor has it that the Knicks are going to get Jerry West to deal with this. No one should encourage that kind of elder abuse. Keep Isiah, and let's see what happens when the team is mathematically eliminated in February. Does Zach Randolph go on a 3-state killing spree? Does Eddy Curry burst at the seams in an explosion of Krispy Kreme? Does Starbury start dressing in drag and conduct the live action version of "Where on earth is Carmen Sandiego?" Does Q-Rich do a one horn salute in his pining to be reunited with Darius Miles?

Isiah does *not* need to be away from this. No, what absolutely needs to happen is a trade with the Kings for Ron Artest. Only then will the Knicks have the perfect combination of Insane, Insane, Insane, Insane and Insane, and a team that will be literally terrifying on many, many levels.

Come on, James Dolan. You've stuck with Isiah this long. Go double down and hit on 17 when the dealer is showing a 4 with the Golden Boy. He needs your faith and confidence now, more than ever -- and we all need that, too. Bring in Testy, and this is all going to work out *PERFECT*.


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