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Isiah Thomas

WNBA Takes A Stand Against Isiah Thomas, Sort Of?

The Huffington Post | Maxwell Strachan | Posted 06.22.2015 | Sports

No ownership stake for now, but still a job.

The Real Isiah Thomas

Marcus Bright | Posted 06.08.2015 | New York
Marcus Bright

I have watched in amazement the unfair characterization of NBA Hall of Famer Isiah Thomas. The host if inflammatory allegations about him are either factually untrue or distorted. As a result, the media has participated in not giving all of the facts about a case involving Madison Square Garden over eight years ago.

No Truth, No Liberty: I Am Anucha Browne

Nevin Caple | Posted 06.05.2015 | Women
Nevin Caple

In a league where the majority of players are women of color, we cannot remain silent when a man who has made racially charged, sexist statements is appointed to a position of power. Isiah Thomas is not qualified to lead the community he victimized.

Isiah Thomas is Simply Not Good Enough at His Job to Get a Pass on His Past Behavior

David Berri | Posted 05.29.2015 | Sports
David Berri

There is a tendency in sports to give breaks to the people who are good at their jobs. We should not do this. But it certainly seems to happen. But when it comes to Isiah Thomas, there is simply no evidence that he is actually good at judging talent.

Should Those Who Spoke Out Against Donald Sterling do the Same With Isiah Thomas?

Eric Marmon | Posted 05.19.2015 | Sports
Eric Marmon

Here we are, in 2015, and Isiah Thomas is running a WNBA franchise. It seems fair to wonder, as a national issue, are we essentially saying racism is intolerable, but sexism, not so much?

Bad Decision Making is a Pattern With the New York Knicks

David Berri | Posted 05.14.2015 | Sports
David Berri

To hire a person to lead a women's basketball team who was found guilty of sexual harassment seems, at a minimum, to be immensely tone-deaf. For others, it is the worst decision James Dolan -- chairman of Madison Square Garden -- has ever made.

REACH: 40 Black Men Speak on Living, Leading and Succeeding; A Different Narrative for Black Men In America

Michele Hunt | Posted 04.20.2015 | Impact
Michele Hunt

This book shines a light on impactful, positive stories of successful Black men who dared to dream big, and made their dreams come true against tremendous obstacles.

11 Remarkable Ways Detroit Changed The World For The Better

The Huffington Post | Alexandra Zaslow and Ashley Woods | Posted 04.17.2014 | Good News

This post is part of HuffPost's Good News USA series, which showcases both past and present ways cities across the country have created a positive imp...

Education of Athletes Is Crucial and Goes Far Beyond What the NCAA/APR Tell Us

Isiah Thomas | Posted 08.13.2013 | Sports
Isiah Thomas

The irony of these allegations is that as a graduate student in education and sport I am acutely aware of the importance of academics in the lives of athletes. As a coach I made it my mission to educate and guide my student athletes' academic lives.

Black Males, Athletes and Academic Achievement

Isiah Thomas | Posted 07.07.2013 | Sports
Isiah Thomas

College athletics, as it intersects with the educational and life outcomes of black male athletes, is in crisis. This crisis is evident in many ways, including the prevalence of once-aspiring professional black male athletes who end up with no degree, few job prospects, and used-up eligibility.

Hoop Dreams Abound in Inaugural ABL Season

Marcus Bright | Posted 04.07.2013 | Sports
Marcus Bright

The ABL is the first professional basketball league in the United States to play FIBA rules with the aim of placing players on teams of international professional leagues. And there is no shortage of talent in the new league.

Magic Reconciles With Isiah

Ball Don't Lie | Posted 01.16.2013 | Sports

It’s just a tweet, a silly characterization of a person’s mood in 140 characters or less, and possibly something we shouldn’t spend more than th...

CeaseFire Illinois Salutes NBA Legend Isiah Thomas

Tio Hardiman | Posted 01.21.2013 | Chicago
Tio Hardiman

Isiah Thomas is trying hard to understand what's going on in Chicago as it relates to the escalating violence that has taken the lives of so many young people in some of Chicago's deadliest neighborhoods.

NBA Players in Chicago to Promote Peace and Goodwill

Tio Hardiman | Posted 09.28.2012 | Chicago
Tio Hardiman

The Basketball Tournament for Peace served as a good example of how professional athletes can help bring young people together and begin the process of bridging the gap between the different groups of warring young men.

Former NBA Player: MJ Not In Top 5 Greatest Of All Time

Posted 08.16.2012 | Sports

By Jose Martinez, Complex Sports Remember John Salley? Former co-host of The Best Damn Sports Show, Period? Former mediocre NBA player? OK, we give...

Mary Thomas Way: A Tribute to Courage and Service

Marcus Bright | Posted 09.30.2012 | Black Voices
Marcus Bright

Mary Thomas is a beacon, a benchmark, and a trailblazer for women known and unknown. She represents the power of love, family, and community. As Dr. King reminded us, "Everyone can be great, because everyone can serve."

Black Men's Roundtable Seeks to Address a Crisis

Marcus Bright | Posted 09.19.2012 | Black Voices
Marcus Bright

Every race, gender, and socioeconomic category has its own particular set of challenges and obstacles. The precarious predicament of the black male in America has been especially concerning.

The Isiah Thomas That I Know

Marcus Bright | Posted 06.18.2012 | Home
Marcus Bright

None of the derogatory caricatures that the media has conjured up are congruent with the Isiah Thomas that I know.

Top 5 Sports Stories

Len Berman | Posted 06.09.2012 | New York
Len Berman

How great was that? Bubba Watson pulling off a wacky shot from the woods and then breaking down in tears after winning the Masters. It was a sports moment that will be forever stored in our memory banks.

NBA Hall Of Famer Fired

AP | TIM REYNOLDS | Posted 06.06.2012 | Sports

MIAMI — Isiah Thomas arrived at Florida International knowing that he was taking a risk. Three years later, the school didn't see enough reward...

Lions and Tigers and Pistons? Oh My! The Sports Teams of Detroit

April Rudin | Posted 01.21.2012 | Detroit
April Rudin

I don't think that I will ever be able to root for any other teams than my own hometown favorites. My heart will always remain in Detroit.

Losing Isiah: No Knicks Future For Thomas

Sporting News | Sean Deveney | Posted 07.05.2011 | Sports

Knicks president Donnie Walsh hasn't yet come to terms on an agreement to stay with the team, but the two sides are said to be close to a new contract...

Top 5 Sports Stories

Len Berman | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Len Berman

Owner James Dolan swore that Isiah Thomas had nothing whatsoever to do with the Carmelo Anthony deal. As usual, Dolan took no questions.

Top 5 Sports Stories

Len Berman | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Len Berman

The deal is done. Carmelo Anthony is headed to the Knicks. It's a three-team deal including Denver and Minnesota. Lotsa players and draft choices are involved. The downside: the Knicks gave up too much.

Fans of the Knicks Shouldn't Be Disappointed That Eddy Curry Isn't Playing

David Berri | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports
David Berri

Yes, Curry can score. Unfortunately, once we get past scoring we see that Curry's game has consistently had serious problems.