Sunday, October 7, 2007

Isiah Thomas Found Guilty of Sexual Harassment

Sunday, October 7, 2007

I've been meaning to post about this for awhile now, but I'm just getting around to it. I hope this ordeal teaches Isaiah two things:

1) No matter how well you've aged, how hot you may still be and how rich you are, no still means no and;

2) If you decide to just take it, former NBA players are only allowed to harass attractive women.


NBA commissioner David Stern seems to be under the weird impression that the facts old the Anucha Browne-Sanders sexual harassment case against New York Knicks head coach and president of basketball operations Isaiah Thomas and James Dolan, the rich man's son who runs Madison Square Garden like a frat house are still in dispute. That somehow this is still a case of 'he said' and 'she said'.

No, its not.

This is now officially a case of 'they said' as the jury that found Thomas guilty of sexual harassment last week in a New York courtroom and put Dolan on the hook for $11.6 million in punitive damages before the judge even gets around to compensatory damages.

This happened because Dolan made as dumb a mistake as you can (and this guy has made some stupid ones...believe me). In this case, he believed Thomas. Now Stern says he can't issue any sanctions about that because the result isn't as clear in a civil case as it is in a criminal case. On what planet, David?

Stern can institute a dress code when he doesn't like how his young guys are wearing their baseball caps and he can fine Mark Cuban over and over and over again because he says mean things about NBA refs. But he can't place sanctions on the person who operates the world’s most famous arena and the coach and director of Knicks' basketball operations.

But hey, at least Isaiah dresses well.


Dayne Avery said...

Oh my...He harassed her?

Mr. Jones said...

I know, right? Yikes.

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