Wednesday, January 23, 2008

The Name's Thomas...Isiah Thomas

Last night I saw Cloverfield.  As a New Yorker, I will say that it rocked my socks off and had me walking around Manhattan after the movie half expecting buildings to blow up and fall over. I'm not sure how it will play in rural areas like Montana, with people who have never even been to the city, but for anyone who has been here it's very, very much recommended. 


Okee dokey. After an intro in which I told America to see a movie about a monster attacking the city, the only thing that could be in any way more far-fetched would be a story about the New York Knicks.

Latest team news has Larry Brown accusing the team of having spies in the stands. Larry doesn't seem to go into greater detail than that, but he says that it happened during his tenure as Knicks coach. 

I may be alone here, but it's tough to imagine a busload of James Bonds sitting in the crowd (although it WOULD help explain who the hell is actually attending a Knicks game at this point). Also, what exactly would they be spying on? The TV cameras already show everything the coaches draw on their cute little clipboards, the coaches are miked, and when point guards call plays they do so in open sight of anyone in the crowd that cares to look. Adding to the confusion is the fact that the Knicks are no Patriots. Whomever they have employed as spies don't seem to be doing all that great a job.

This leads me to the conclusion that these spies were hired by Isiah Thomas in the same way roadies are hired by rock stars: to pick out hot chicks in the crowd and give them Isiah's number. There is no woman alive who could withstand the temptation of being told by someone, "See this team that is losing by 25? How would you like to meet and "get with" the mastermind behind it all?"

If you guys have a better explanation, I'd love to hear it.

1 comment:

Magic Man said...

It wasn't spies, Isaiah just hired "The 2 Bob's" from Office Space to do an efficiency report.

Bob # 1: So what you do is draw up plays for Jerome James and Penny Hardaway?

Larry: Thats right.

Bob # 2: Well, I gotta ask, why can't the assistant coaches do that themselves?

Larry: Well, uh, uh, the assistants aren't really good at dealing with the players. I'm a people person, have an eye for talent, and once I find a good job, I stick with it.

Bob # 1: So you signed these players?

Larry: Uh, well no.. Isaiah did.

Bob # 2: Ah

Bob # 1: So what would you say...you do here?

Larry: Well, look, I already told you. I deal with the goddamn players so the Isaiah doesnt have to!! I have people skills!! I am good at dealing with people!!! Can't you understand that?!? WHAT THE HELL IS WRONG WITH YOU PEOPLE?!!!!!!!