"Whoever's crazier has to buy popcorn.
- Geek & Sci-Fi
The Knicks <a href="http://sports.espn.go.com/nba/recap?gameId=271113021" target="_blank">lost to the Suns 113-102</a> last night, but WAY more importantly, Stephon Marbury left the Knicks and thrust the team into turmoil.
Every time I start feeling that sports blogs just yell the same things about the same stories, Miss Gossip goes and <a href="http://sports.aol.com/fanhouse/2007/10/03/the-real-story-of-the-msg-legal-disastser/" target="_blank">turns the world on its head</a>.
After <a href="http://withleather.com/post.phtml?pk=4005">ruling in favor of Anucha Browne Sanders</a>, a jury has additionally determined that MSG and the Knicks <a href="http://sports.espn.go.com/nba/news/story?id=3046010" target="_blank">owe Sanders $11.6 million</a> in damages for wrongful termination and condoning a hostile work environment in which she was sexually harassed.
A jury found Isiah Thomas and MSG <a href="http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/2007/basketball/nba/10/02/isiah.trial.ap/" target="_blank">guilty of sexually harassing</a> Anucha Browne Sanders; however, Thomas will not have to pay punitive damages -- that responsibility will fall on MSG.
Welp, it's time to check in again on Anucha Browne Sanders' sexual harassment lawsuit against the Knicks.
Is the Anucha Browne Sanders sexual harassment lawsuit against Isiah Thomas and MSG the greatest thing ever.
Knicks point guard Stephon Marbury testified at the Anucha Browne Sanders-Isiah Thomas sexual harassment lawsuit yesterday, and <a href="http://www.nypost.com/seven/09122007/news/regionalnews/isiahs_a_bitch_to_work_for__ex.htm?page=2" target="_blank">it was predictably awesome</a>.
Anucha Browne Sanders's sexual harassment lawsuit against Isiah Thomas and the Knicks is <a href="http://www.nydailynews.com/sports/basketball/knicks/2007/09/12/2007-09-12_brownesanders_slams_isiah_thomas_in_sexh.html" target="_blank">just as good as I hoped it would be</a> (via <a href="http://sports.aol.com/fanhouse/2007/09/12/isiah-allegedly-dont-give-a-expletive-about-these-white-peop/" target="_blank">FanHaus</a>) Basically, Browne Sanders's testimony confirms everything you've ever suspected of Isiah: that he's a diligent executive, that he gives back to the community, that-- "Bitch, I don't give a f--k about the sponsors.
Anucha Browne Sanders, a former New York Knicks executive who is suing Isiah Thomas for sexual harassment, <a href="http://msn.foxsports.com/nba/story/6977448" title="FOX Sports" target="_blank">has made a very interesting allegation</a>:In the papers, which were unsealed Friday, Browne Sanders alleges cheerleader Petra Pope told her Thomas encouraged Pope to flirt with officials before a game against the Nets in 2004, the Daily News reported.
Tabloid reports linking the Knicks' raison d'incompetence <a href="http://www.nypost.com/seven/04292007/gossip/pagesix/just_old_friends_pagesix_.htm" target="_blank">Isiah Thomas and Tyra Banks</a> (pictured here years ago, when she had her fastball -- although the latest word is that she's dropped pounds and looks good again) positively terrify me.
The Knicks scored a whopping 27 points in the first half on their way to a <a href="http://sports.espn.go.com/nba/recap?gameId=270410004" target="_blank">98-69 loss to the Bulls</a> in Chicago last night.
Because mediocre is a drastic improvement, Isiah Thomas <a href="http://sports.espn.go.com/nba/news/story?id=2795257" target="_blank">got himself a multi-year extension</a> from the Knicks over the weekend.
Apparently not realizing that his brilliant decision to hire (then fire) Larry Brown is the reason he's now the Knicks' coach, Isiah Thomas has turned to <a href="http://www.nypost.com/seven/01312007/sports/knicks/isiah_lauds_jackson_knicks_marc_berman.htm" target="_blank">calling Phil Jackson pussy-whipped</a> for staying in Los Angeles with his girlfriend, Lakers president Jeannie Buss, when he could have had the Knicks job.
I always like it when sports figures know how to call a spade a shovel.
Okay, first things first: YouTube of the Nuggets-Knicks brawl from Saturday night.
The <a href="http://www.nj.com/sports/ledger/index.ssf?/base/sports-0/1164092836278750.xml&coll=1" target="_blank">Star-Ledger has an article about Jeff Van Gundy</a> that illustrates just how foolhardy the Knicks' road to Isiah Thomas has been:Thomas has been on a campaign to get Knicks fans to ease up on the booing directed toward his team, but Jeff Van Gundy -- who was cheered last night when introduced -- said he used to love it when the fans booed his Knicks teams.
According to just about everybody, Bruce Bowen has a habit of sticking his foot under jump-shooting opponents in order to injure them when they land.