Tyrus Thomas' apology: 'I'm going to ...

Tyrus Thomas' apology: 'I'm going to handle that now'

There are 13 comments on the Chicago Tribune story from Mar 6, 2008, titled Tyrus Thomas' apology: 'I'm going to handle that now'. In it, Chicago Tribune reports that:

A somewhat contrite if detached Tyrus Thomas said Thursday he planned to apologize to his teammates for missing practice Wednesday and drawing a two-game suspension for his unexcused absence from general ...

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Chicago Heights, IL

#1 Mar 6, 2008
Another spoiled , overpaid, immature, underperforming pro athlete!!
Dave the Rave

Twinsburg, OH

#2 Mar 6, 2008
This is sick that we have to put up with this in such a fine city. We should be reaing about championships - not this idiocy! What is happening here! Why are we putting up with this garbage!!!???

Woodridge, IL

#3 Mar 6, 2008
Steve wrote:
Another spoiled , overpaid, immature, underperforming pro athlete!! CUT OR TRADE HIM NOW!!!
actually, the third, possibly better option would be to have him meet with a psychologist. he sounds depressed. he's 21 years old. cut him some slack and get him some help.

United States

#4 Mar 6, 2008
Go home already you big baby...act like you got a pair...boo hoo, cry us a storm Tyrus...it must be tough being a pro basketball player with oodles and oodles of money...real tough life ya got there Tyrus...man, is this guy just a major wimp or what? What a panzy...thank goodness I didn't spend the 25 cents on his rookie card...get lost already...
John Doe

Chicago, IL

#5 Mar 6, 2008
send him to the Gymboree.
mack the knife

Beirut, Lebanon

#6 Mar 6, 2008
There is no place in a team for this kind of behavior. Thomas has been given a chance too many. Noah and Sefolosha have risen to the challenge and are bright spots in a depressing scene.The game with the Cavs was good and shows that there is potential despite everything.
Brent in NC

West Columbia, SC

#7 Mar 7, 2008
GIVE THE GUY A BREAK... im sure non of you made mistakes when you were 21. come on...
Cal ChiFan

Tustin, CA

#8 Mar 7, 2008
Brent in NC wrote:
GIVE THE GUY A BREAK... im sure non of you made mistakes when you were 21. come on...
Brent, totally agree. Who didn't blow it many times at 21. Check this out; Noah yelling at assistant coaches and getting suspended, Thomas missing a practice and getting suspended. Is this kindof thing happening anywhere else in the league where an underachieving, bottom-feeding team benches their two top draft picks who just happen to come from championship caliber collegiate programs and don't think there will be a response-in-kind? If you're a bottom feeder, why aren't you playing your top draft picks? Thomas was getting better then Boylan benches him to play Luol I'm-not-gonna-sign-for-50 million Deng. Plays Thomas only 9 minutes the game after a double-double. Not like Boylan is headed to the hall of fame either for his evalution of talent or coaching proficiency. And you don't think a 21 year old is not going to get upset?

Elmhurst, IL

#9 Mar 7, 2008
He has been suspended, fined and fined again by the team. It is about time he grows up. That what basketball gets for signing these immature children and gives them huge amounts of money. Obviously, money is not a controlling factor in this guys life so something else needs to be done. Suspend him for rest of year. Quit coddling him just put him on the bench for rest of year. Maybe he will catch on that it is time to grow up and accept some responsibility.

Youngstown, OH

#10 Mar 7, 2008
This seems like an overreaction. He missed practice - he didn't kick puppies or get a DUI or anything. He isn't a thug for missing practice. Come on already! He is serving his suspensions and that is the end of it.
The 5th Angel

Davison, MI

#11 Mar 7, 2008
After following this sad and disgusting season, I wonder if the Coach sets aside 15 minutes each practice day for allowing the young players to apologize for their immature, stupid, and questionable. Player apologies are more common place than a Bulls victory these days.

Katy, TX

#12 Mar 11, 2008
Marc -

I think your comments were very very ignorant and not well thought out. He said he had personal matters and that is that. Personal matters. Just because he has millions doesn't mean that he doesn't have problems. You seem to forget that pro athletes are people just like you and I. Money doesn't make problems go away. And the media, as usual, does not know the whole story. It's speculation because he isn't telling them why he missed practice on Wednesday. Tyrus has an incredible work ethic and he loves to play the game. He said it had nothing to do with wanting to be traded, but his frustration is understandable.

He apologized to his teammates, he's paid his fines. He also said he should've handled the situation better. Everybody makes mistakes. What more do you want from him?

Quills -

No one is being coddled here. It's the nature of the business. He's not causing a major distrubance in Chicago. That was one incident.

United States

#13 May 20, 2008
I agree with Quills.
Thomas is talented. And you know what? ON a team that cannot make the playoffs, I think it is better to take your bumps and bruises now, and go young, and give these kids the experiences to at least test. Skiles is out, and if they dont bring in a patient coach, who is thinking future, then Paxson should have his head on the chopping block
Add the #1 draft pick.

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