Isiah “J.R.” Rider ain’t goin’ out like so many other temperamental NBA busts. Marc J. Spears of Yahoo Sports recently wrote a piece on Rider’s attempt at redemption in the ABA. It’s been a long fall from being the fifth overall pick in the 1993 NBA draft. There’s no need to rehash the work of an actual journalist. Here’s the link to the article which is worth checking out.
The only thing that has us going is the North Texas Fresh logo. My. Gawd. It is brilliant. Nothing says fresh like a gangster suit from the 1930s. Nothing stays fresh like a monkey in said suit. How could Rider want to leave a team with a tight logo like this? There’s nowhere to go but down. I’m a Wizards fan (ignoring my better judgment) but that logo and mascot are busted. Bullets yes. Wizards hell naw. Even worse he could go to a team like the Magic or Thunder. What is this? The WNBA? One can only hope that the Fresh’s mascot is a monkey in a gangster suit that patrols the floor and stands with a tommy gun and refers to ladies as “dame” or “toots”. You’ll never catch me copper, see?
Rider could also start dropping Isiah from official use. Any tie, relation or similarity to Isiah Thomas will do nothing for his reputation. Go FIU! It won’t be long before they drop the I and Fucked Up goes after the university for defamation.
Our first choice for Isiah Thomas’ next job would be GM for the Clippers. It doesn’t look like we’ll get that wish however we may get to see whether, sorry how fast he can destroy a college program. He’s had great success at all other levels. No reason why he can’t do the same in college.
He’s Baaaaaack! Well, almost. Isiah Thomas has been talking to the LA Clippers for a possible management role to assist GM/Coach Mike Dunleavy so says ESPN.com. Assist him in doing what, I wonder? Assist in trading away all the talent they have and accumulating a ton of overpaid power forwards maybe?
I’m not sure there can be a greater collection of suckage than if the LA Clippers and Isiah Thomas join forces. The team should just go ahead and change their name to the Los Angeles Black Holes since the only thing black holes do is suck. This would be the suckiest sucking black hole that ever sucked.
If this happens, the only thing that can make this team suck even more is if Michael Jordan buys on as a co-owner and they figure out that no one has signed Penny Hardaway, Alonzo Mourning, or Robert Horry, signing them on for one last Space Cowboys like run at glory.
Personally, I think it has to happen. It makes too much sense. Hear me out. Of all stupid and incomprehensable moves that Donald Sterling has ever made as an owner, this one makes the most sense in its brainlessness. How? Well, of all the stupid moves that Sterling could make, this is the stupidest, which means its the most likely stupid move he could do, which means it makes the most sense that this deal gets done. Its almost like it was a foregone conclusion that Isiah would eventually end up in LA. It is truly a match made in heaven…and it must happen.
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Isiah can’t O.D. right and now he can’t even call in sick right. The only way to make this right is reinstall him as Knicks coach before the opener.
It sure seem like he is. Donnie Walsh and Mike D’Antoni may be in charge but September 2008 looks an awful lot like September 2007. It’s pretty much the same team from last season. Starbury’s still around and Allan Houston is attempting a comeback.
Yeah you read that right. When training camp opens next week, Houston will join Starbury at Knicks training camp. What can anyone say about the Knicks? They broke my heart when they ruthlessly dumped Isiah but there could be some hope for this team after all.
Last year, Houston quit after one exhibition game. Let’s see if he can make it through a full exhibition season. He’d do well to remember Sir Charles’ Pippen Theory. You retire because you can’t play anymore.