And Yet… I’m Not All That Surprised

Justin March 26, 2009 0

The Los Angeles Clippers are the worst franchise in sports. It’s a tired old cliche. It’s a rhetorical crutch used by sportswriters who are no longer able to come up with new ideas.

It is also absolutely 100% true.  Here’s the latest evidence:

NEW YORK – Isiah Thomas  is actively seeking work again, and he spoke several weeks ago with Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling in a meeting arranged by current coach/general manager Mike Dunleavy, learned Wednesday.

You remember Isiah Thomas, right? He was last seen trying to commit suicide, then blaming his daughter.

But, he and Sterling may have a lot to compare notes about. They’ve both run NBA franchises into the ground, and both have sex scandals. 

First, Zeke:

Several days after her firing in January 2006, Browne Sanders filed a sexual harassment lawsuit against New York Knicks general manager Isiah Thomas and Madison Square Garden (the corporation which owns the Knicks and several other New York sports franchises). The suit claimed that Thomas sexually harassed her, starting with his hiring by the Knicks in December 2003. It further claimed that her firing was in retaliation for her complaints about the alleged harassment. The lawsuit alleged that after Browne Sanders’ lawyer told Madison Square Garden of her complaint, Madison Square Garden forced her out of work while it investigated the situation. At the conclusion of the investigation, Madison Square Garden fired Browne Sanders, allegedly because of “an inability to fulfill professional responsibilities.”

You’re move, Mr. Sterling:

Sterling also made headlines during a trial in which he admitted to paying a Beverly Hills woman named Alexandra Castro for sexual favors, these favors included oral sex, in many building, offices and even limos that Sterling owned.

A match made in heaven. Good luck to both of you

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