Presumably ruffled by the above smash hit, Isiah Thomas manged to get tossed from tonight’s home tilt with Houston, as the Rockets currently lead the Knicks, 80-74 with 9:02 remaining.
Not for the first or last time, Dave D’Alesandro of the Newark Star Ledger has proven more adept at handling reader mail than your harried editor :
DD: Happy New Year! I am a big fan of Ian Eagle, but I’m just not digging his nickname for Sean Williams: “Elastic man.” There have to be better options. Any ideas?
MJ: Oh, do keep up. We at the Home Office turned this task over to the Perfessor in preseason, and after four days of committee hearings and a substantial bribe from French loyalists, he settled on “Le Freak Elastique.” (See Arun’s letter above – he’s on board.) But we’re not going to hit Ian up for royalties for his silly Anglocized version. He’s already in trouble with the Stacey Augmon Fan Club.