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Smack / Aug 7, 2010 / 12:58 am

Knicks hire Isiah, re-sign Jerome James, purchase Bad Idea Jeans

Amar'e Stoudemire (photo. King Lawrence)

If he keeps his two current jobs for a few years — and if we’ve learned anything about Isiah Thomas, it’s that he knows how to get (and stay) on his boss’ good side — then Zeke will eventually be the only college basketball coach in the country who can recruit the same superstars at least two different times. The New York Knicks have brought Isiah back into the fold, officially introducing him yesterday as a part-time consultant, where part of his duties include recruiting free agents. Apparently Isiah, who’s still working full-time as head coach at Florida International University, impressed James Dolan and crew by helping get Amar’e Stoudemire to NY (pretty sure the $100 million had a lot to do with that), although his pitch to LeBron wasn’t enough to bring the King to MSG … According to the Knicks there’s nothing here that violates NCAA or NBA rules, but the League is looking into it right now and surely the NCAA has its hound dogs on the case. If everything is OK, this only helps FIU, as Zeke becomes known to recruits as a guy who can give them an inside track to the NBA … Case in point: Yesterday FIU just missed on stud high school center Rakeem Christmas, who committed to Syracuse. Isiah didn’t get that one, but how many big-time recruits have you seen whose final list consisted of ‘Cuse, Georgetown and Florida International? … Not long after Tom Thibodeau did a radio interview where he said T-Mac was kinda-sorta still on the Bulls’ radar, the team agreed to a deal with Keith Bogans. Thibodeau said Chicago needs shooting, and other than sporting a Bruce Bowen-ish baldie and trying to fill Bowen’s role in San Antonio, Bogans isn’t really a shooter. Either way, looks like the T-Mac thing isn’t happening … So what happens now? The number of potential teams and roster spots is shrinking for McGrady; he very well may begin the season unemployed and have to hope somebody needs his help mid-season thanks to their own injuries. In other words, keep an eye on Portland … Sherron Collins got a job, signing a two-year deal with the Bobcats. Collins could become next year’s Wes Matthews, the undrafted rookie turned impact player. He’ll go into camp competing with D.J. Augustin and Shaun Livingston for minutes, and neither of them is a sure thing … During a TV segment on Shaq right after he signed with the Celtics, one studio guy said something like, “He has a habit of picking nicknames specific to his city.” Not really, though; “Shaqtus” was about the only one. Still, Shaq isn’t one to turn down a new gimmick, so he’s asking his Twitter fam to help him pick a new handle tied to the Celtics. “The Big Shamrock” is a popular pick, but we like “The Green Monster,” “The Jolly Green Giant” and “Red Auershaq” more … And while we’re at the nickname thing, somebody needs to find good ones for Chris Bosh and Chris Paul … We’re out like Dolan’s memory …

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  • LeYawn “Just Games” James

    How about… Fag #1 and Fag #2

  • Gnasche

    “Normally I wear protection. But then I thought – When am I going to make it back to Haiti?”

  • http://myspace.com/40sand9s Loc

    Chris Bosh is CB4!

  • joross

    @ LeYawn

    i like it!

  • 808

    LeYawn’s sht made me laugh.

    At least it’s as creative as these mf’rs who come up with CP3 and CB4. Talk about clever.

  • FallODaLdr

    Bosh – RuPaul

    Paul- UniBrow

  • cesar

    @3 CB1 now!

  • futuristic handgun

    San Antonio better sign T-Mac. He better than Richard Jefferson nerd ass

  • This_Will_Hurt

    hahaha…rjefferson is a mafuckin nerd.

    bulls shoulda got t-mac. i never thought the day would ocme this quick where bogans would get the nod over a former all star

  • cdubb

    A**hole and a**hole light.

  • kowtz

    Bosh = CB3….

    Coz he’s third option now…

  • kowtz

    Oh, Bosh and Paul…

    Gvae up and soon to give up…

  • Chris

    Shaq’s new nickname should be Rent-a-Center.

  • http://uoregon.edu sans

    RuPaul is a great nickname for Bosh…and CB4 is a funny ass movie…

  • BUFFALO BRAVE

    Bish Paul and Chris BIosh

  • Robmo35

    Chris Bosh/Chris Paul= Thelma and Louise.

  • Mateen

    Chris “The Third Wheel” Bosh
    or
    Chris “that nerdy kid that would always tag along behind you on the playground” Bosh

  • 12thMan

    @ Mateen “third wheel” is great, I can just see the three going places, with Lebron and Wade walking side by side and Bosh walking slightly behind them trying to bust into the middle

  • Orange

    lol at 13-chris.

    wasn’t expected to hear that at all.

  • Stokely

    Bosh has a nickname given to him by SVG: Lap Dog.

  • atticusmitch

    tmac should sign with the clippers. That way at least some ppl will come to the games.

  • Sporty-j

    Chris “my PU$$Y RATE has gone thru the roof just like my Twitter account did, when i asked everybody who do they think i should play for” Bosh. Now everybody in Canada finally knows me and not just Wayne Sha’Jet-ski. Chris “I wish i could be a Heat” Paul. If you think Lebron devastated Ohio and think that Hurricane Katrina devastated New Orleans. Wait until the “Decision part 2″. The only thing bad about this is that you will have to wait until 2012 like i have to but i promise you, you wont be dissapointed. If you think Lebrons decisions looked like 1 of those Jerry Springer shows by going on National T.V. to break up with his girlfriend when he could have just told them back at home instead of bringing them on National T.V. to humiliate them for not letting him know that Delonte West was banging his mom. Wait until you see what i have in store for NEW ORLEANS if they dont trade me…

  • NYK

    man. thank the knicks-gods that the jerome james bit is a joke.

    it IS a joke, right?

  • jdizzle

    LOL @cdubb. Now I have to watch The Wash!

  • cdiz
  • That’s What’s Up

    Chris Paul is a fuckin’ cheatin’ little whiny bitch. He should be called Curly Sue

  • http://thesphericalstudies.blogspot.com/ haslem

    possible Shaq nickname: big leprechaun

  • you too

    how you guys continue to call james “the king” is beyond me. what has he done to deserve that title? he is now “the sidekick” or “the lackey”

  • Joe’s Momma

    Wait, did the Knicks really sign Jerome James?

    Or is that for comedic value? And are those jeans any good?

  • whitecollar

    Shaqachusetts

  • downtownbrownclown

    @28 – LeBron James is now “Queen James”, Queen of D.Wade.
    Chris Bosh is not even worth a max contract… he rode the 2010 free agent class… he’s the clear winner among the 3… biggest loser was queen james. tsk… now if we are going to put this in hip-hop perspective…

    Pat Riley = Suge Knight, since he’s the Mastermind.
    D.Wade = Dr. Dre, plays the beats.
    LeBron = 2Pac, Acquired Rapper.
    Bosh = Rap Video Hoe appearing on the Death Row
    Videos, Got Famous for riding the pine. :P