It seems strange that the New York Knicks have hired Isiah Thomas to be a consultant. Not only is this the same team he ran into the ground as team president for 4 1/2 years (head coach for the last two of those years), and that was ordered to pay a woman $11.6 million as a result of a sexual harassment lawsuit against Thomas, but Thomas is still the head coach at Florida International, and plans to keep coaching at the school. Is it possible to work for both a pro and college team at the same time? Is this allowed by the NBA and NCAA?
But I'll leave all of that for basketball fans to worry about. I'm here to praise Isiah Thomas. He and his son Joshua, a DJ, have posed for the NOH8 Campaign, adding their support to the fight for same-sex marriage and equality for all. The NOH8 Campaign was started in the wake of the passage of Proposition 8 in California in 2008 -- the same Prop 8 that was declared unconstitutional by a federal judge this week.
Obviously, the more people that make their support for equality known, the better. But when the support comes from a member of basketball's Hall of Fame, it deserves a little extra attention.