Have you ever had a rash that just would not go away? No matter what cream or ointment you tried, it still came back?
Well for the New York Knicks, Isiah Thomas is that rash.
New York is off to a 3-2 start, with two straight wins against the Chicago Bulls and Washington Wizards. The talk should be about how great Toney Douglas and Raymond Felton have played. Or that Danilo Gallinari has finally found his shot.
The buzz around Madison Square Garden should be that they have a legitimate inside presence again in Amar’e Stoudemire and not about Isiah Thomas, and certainly not about him wanting to return to the Knicks.
Instead of preparing for the upcoming basketball season at Florida International University, Thomas is longing for the bright lights of Manhattan, not South Beach.
Instead of concentrating on how he can bounce back from what was a disappointing season, Thomas is dreaming of once again running the New York Knicks.
“I want to be on the float and I want to get my ring.” Thomas said after an interview with ESPN. Clearly he is on a planet that has not been discovered yet. Is it guilt or stupidity that drives him? That is the question.
Thomas continues to say that he can bring Carmelo Anthony to New York. After losing out on LeBron James, Dwayne Wade and Chris Bosh, James Dolan may be desperate enough to believe him.
Donnie Walsh has not shown much concern with Thomas’s latest escapades, but Knick fans are worried, and they should be.
Walsh is in the last year of his contract with the Knicks as president of basketball operations. It looks as if Isiah is watching the calendar, and counting the days until he is gone. He admitted that he thinks about running the Knicks again every day of the week.
The man who can put a stop to this has admitted in the past that he is still close with Thomas. James Dolan has the relief for what ails the Knicks, but for some strange reason he won’t use it.
The Knicks are like a scab and Thomas keeps picking at them just when they start to heal. It would be crazy for Dolan to entertain any thought of bringing Isiah Thomas back now, or ever for that matter.
Ironically, Isiah Thomas’s middle name is Lord, and he won’t stop until he is ruling over the Knicks and the Garden again.