Sunday, October 26, 2008

Isiah Thomas ODs, Then Throws Daughter Under the Bus

How contemptible can you get? Distraught over being perceived as a pathetic loser, this guy takes 10 Lunesta pills, is found unconscious and has his stomach pumped.

Then he turns around and claims it was his daughter taken from the home.
It would be bad enough, and sad enough, if the story were limited to Thomas himself, who was taken to White Plains Hospital Center on Friday after swallowing up to 10 Lunesta pills. Police, after all, confirmed that it was a "47-year-old man" who was treated for what police are calling an "accidental overdose."

Whatever prompted Thomas to do that, it apparently was not an effort to kill himself. No matter how you fall on the issue of Thomas the basketball executive, that is good news.

What is troubling, to the point of terrifying, was what Thomas told The Post's Marc Berman when reached later that afternoon.

"My daughter is very down right now," Thomas told Berman, referring to 18-year-old Lauren Thomas, who reportedly suffers from hypoglycemia, a lower-than-normal level of sugar in the blood. "None of us are OK."

That reaction does reveal a quintessential side to Thomas, the side that always had a casual - at best - relationship with reality.

Harrison Police Chief David Hall certainly seems to agree, given his pointed observation to the Associated Press: "It wasn't his daughter. And why they're throwing her under the bus is beyond my ability to understand.

"These people should learn something from Richard Nixon: It's not the crime, it's the cover-up."

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