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Tuesday, July 29, 2014

19 comments on “Pick The Anucha Punchline

  1. Brian Cronin

    They could have done this months ago. What morons!

    They COULD have, but I think that’d be even MORE moronic, as she wasn’t even LOOKING for this much money.

    A better argument would be “they should have settled for basically what she was originally asking for,” which was about $4 million, if I recall correctly.

  2. Brian Cronin

    This is old news, guys. Can we get back to talking about basketball for once in this pathetic blog?????????

    Read a newspaper, champ. It’s decidedly NOT “old news.”

  3. Joe

    Gotta hand it to those genius businessmen Dolans. By settling now they only paid 11.5 million instead of 11.6 million! What a brilliant strategy to drag it out this long, to save that whopping 100k!

  4. Brian Cronin

    Gotta hand it to those genius businessmen Dolans. By settling now they only paid 11.5 million instead of 11.6 million! What a brilliant strategy to drag it out this long, to save that whopping 100k!

    Joe, the jury award was $11.6 million for punitive damages ALONE.

    For the $11.5 million, the Knicks settle the punitives (which, don’t get me wrong, IS the bulk of the money) PLUS the compensatory damages part of the case PLUS all the legal fees involved in the case (which were very high) PLUS they get Brown-Sanders to agree to not pursue her punitive claim against Isaiah Thomas, which was still available to her.

    So while it is still a ginormous amount of money, it is millions shy of what they would have had to eventually pay had they not settled (except, of course, on the off chance they won on appeal)

  5. Mr. Black

    If your last name is Brown, you are doing very well by the Knicks. My last name is Black, is that worth anything?

    On an unrelated note…

    I want to sue Cablevision as well. I feel the Knick’s and their ownership group are directly responsible for the damage to my television.

    I was watching the Knicks against the Mavericks last night when my television imploded. Yes, IMPLODED. The television collapsed on itself at about the 6 minute mark of the third quarter.

    I can only assume that this is a result of the Knicks sucking so hard that the sides of my TV collapsed into itself.

  6. brian quinnett's left nipple

    The Knicks settled with Anucha Brown Sanders today. Dolan gives Isiah a 74-year extension.

  7. Frank O.

    What a boost this team would get if the Knicks just started running the young guys out there and just let the compete.

  8. Frank O.

    This is classic.
    Isiah got in an argument with fans during the game last night.
    This is how the NY Times described it:
    ” Thomas apparently had heard enough. Late in the game, he could be seen debating some fans sitting near the court. One of those fans, Mara Altschuler, was so enraged by the discussion that she sought out reporters after the final buzzer.

    ?He said it?s the fans? fault because they don?t have a good sixth man,? said Altschuler, who has season tickets near midcourt. Her family has had the seats for more than 40 years, since the old Garden, she said.

    Thomas was evasive when asked about the argument.

    ?I was just trying to make sure that we kept the team together and we stayed focused on what we were doing, in trying to win a basketball game,? he said. ?Our fans are great. They support us and they show up and we?re glad they?re here.?

    Asked again if he had argued with the fans, Thomas gave an almost identical response. A team spokesman cut off his postgame interview after only five questions.

    I recall during the Anucha case Isiah saying he didn’t care about ticket holders….
    It’s now to the point where the Knicks are blaming the fans for their poor play, or at least Isiah, who is the guy setting the tone in the locker room.
    Just what you want, you coach arguing with fans who shell out big bucks for this lousy product…

  9. xduckshoex

    Wait a second…Isiah said the Knicks don’t have a good 6th man? I’d say that a good 6th man is one of the only things the Knicks DO have, at least until Thomas gets wise and starts Lee.

  10. xduckshoex

    Ah, I see. Well disregard my comment then.

    I’ve never understood why teams expect fans to vocally support them at all times. People don’t cheer for the sake of cheering, they do it when they have something to get excited about. Open three pointers by Nowitzki are not something for Knicks fans to get excited about.

    I’m just waiting for the day when some fan sitting courtside takes a swing at Thomas. It has to happen eventually.

  11. Brendan

    “It?s now to the point where the Knicks are blaming the fans for their poor play, or at least Isiah, who is the guy setting the tone in the locker room.”

    It’s Zach Randolph as well at least, who ESPN quotes today as saying something similar (“We need the fans to be supportive with us, even when we’re down” ). My suspicion is that Isiah might be trying to create an us-against-the-world atmosphere in the locker room, using the fan reaction as part of that. Which would be almost clever, except that even if he buys it, it’s still not getting Randolph back down the court on defense any quicker.

  12. Alan

    I agree with Joe. Those fools should have tried to settle this when the lawsuit was filed in January 2006 instead of dragging it out for almost 2 years!

  13. Ben

    The audience does indeed have a sixth man!

    There must be at least one person amongst the 19,763 who isn’t chanting “Slay The Dolans!”

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