Many of Isiah Thomas’ dealings with New York media during his tenure as Knicks head coach/team president were typified by a lack of forthright commentary. But that’s nothing compared to what one law enforcement official describes as “a cover up” after Thomas’ alleged sedative overdose Friday. From USA Today :

“It wasn’t his daughter,” Harrison (N.Y.) police Chief David Hall told the Associated Press. “And why they’re throwing her under the bus is beyond my ability to understand.

“My cops … know the difference between a 47-year-old black male and a young black female,” Hall said.

He added: “These people should learn something from Richard Nixon ” it’s not the crime, it’s the cover-up.”

Excuse me, “these people”?  This is a sad enough situation as is without Chief Hall discriminating against a much-maligned minority group ; persons currently being paid millions of dollars by James Dolan to stay away from Madison Square Garden.