With Isiah there is a downside for every upside -

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It was one of the few comments inside room 23-A of the Federal District Court that both sides could agree on. Full Story
slang711

New York, NY

#1 Sep 27, 2007
“In his deposition, Thomas stressed how he would be more offended if a white man called a black woman the B-word than if a black man said it. He tried to clarify yesterday, testifying that "I don't think it's appropriate for any man, black, white, green or purple, to call a woman" that word.[But even that was faulty, because Thomas still didn't explain why white men would upset him more than black men].”
Shaun Powell, Newsday.

Please report the facts as they are without your opinion, New Yorkers are straightforward and smart enough to see when the glass is half empty or full. Stop playing with our intelligence in trying to sway public opinion to your personal malicious and malcontent behavior. Here is another excerpt of his statement,

"I never directed a swear word at Anucha," Thomas said. "I'm highly offended by any male referring to any female as a bitch."

He repeated his belief that it's worse for whites to use the B-word about a black woman - but that it doesn't mean it's okay for a black man to use it.

"That compounds the use because [now you have perceived racial overtones]," he said. "It's very offensive for any man - black, white, green or purple - to call a woman a bitch."
BY THOMAS ZAMBITO and DAVE GOLDINER
DAILY NEWS STAFF WRITERS.

http://www.nydailynews.com/sports/basketball/...

He testified that he never would have insulted the white season subscribers, as Browne Sanders said, because “[I have nieces and nephews who are mixed].” He said he would not denigrate any season-ticket holders “because that’s how I’ve been making my living since I was 19.”

When jurors last week watched excerpts from his video deposition in which he distinguished between the inflammatory impact of a white man calling a black woman a “bitch” and the lesser one of a black man using the epithet to a black woman. He said, amended — or altered — his view to say,“It’s offensive for any man — white, black, green or purple — to call any woman a bitch.”
By RICHARD SANDOMIR, NY Times
http://www.nytimes.com/2007/09/27/sports/bask...

Please stop trying to fool and fuel the public in misrepresenting the statement as it is. He is saying it’s not ok and has said it before (but the media continues to run with an edited version of this deposition to insight public frustration) so, just stop it already!!! Don’t act like you don’t know the difference between the two undertones. Racial history, tells us that imposed political ethnic/cultural radical change, suspension of freedom or an alteration of independent rights effects history. So the difference sadly enough (I say this because Americans need more ethnic/cultural dialogue), is crossing the cultural boundaries and the historical relationship that have bridged subconscious feelings of resentment, anger and frustration. As you can see, Americans are still suffering by these consequences of this underlying racial tension, but the examples shown by the NY Press and media to undermine and freely insight contradictive depictions of Isaiah Thomas statements, knowing us as Americans haven’t truly mended or address the imposition caused to that of African/Native Americans is down right disgraceful and insults our intelligence. And yes I said it correctly! We’ve accepted, but we have not mended!!!
Make Nylon

Lodi, NJ

#2 Sep 28, 2007
"undermine and freely insight contradictive depictions" wrote slang711...well, gee--is that slang? because it doesn't have any meaning in standard written english...

also, it's 'we as Americans' not us...i could go through your whole ass-backwards rant, but maybe your daddy can help you instead.
chris dachille

Orlando, FL

#3 Sep 30, 2007
The Knicks will stink again this year and for many more to come.The creeps that run this team James the jerk and Isiah the biggest creep of them all deserve each other. I'll watch the Nets again this year.

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