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by: AnthonyP On  Friday, October 24, 2008

Isiah Thomas Overdoses

Total Pro Sports – From an Illustrious playing career to the ill faded management positions, Thomas has had nothing go right for him. Isiah Thomas tried so hard to stay in the game, but positioning himself with the wrong teams left his career battered and bruised.

Hopefully this overdose was not a suicide attempt. We don’t want to remember Isiah Thomas as the former hall of fame basketball player who tried to killed himself. He should be remembered as the hall of famer who led the Pistons to the top of the NBA.

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47-year-old man was taken to the hospital and treated for an accidental overdose of sleeping pills at the suburban home of former New York Knicks coach Isiah Thomas, police said on Friday.

Police would not identify the victim, except to give his age. Thomas is 47. Harrison Police Chief David Hall said the case was not a suicide attempt.

CBS Station WCBS-TV in New York reported that the man who overdosed was, in fact, Thomas. The station cited unidentified sources in the report.

Madison Square Garden spokesman Barry Watkins told The Journal News newspaper, “Isiah is fine.” WCBS Radio reported that the call involved an “issue with sleeping pills.”

The Knicks had no comment. A message left with Thomas’ public relations agency wasn’t immediately returned.

An ambulance responded to a 911 call early Friday, and a person was taken to White Plains Hospital Center, about 5 miles from the home, Harrison Officer Vincent Lanzillotti said.

Late Friday afternoon, a small SUV escorted by a police car pulled into a private road leading to the luxury development in Westchester County where Thomas lives, about 30 miles from midtown Manhattan.

Thomas purchased the house on Azalea Circle in Purchase for more than $4 million in 2004, according to the Journal News.

Source: FoxSports.com




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