Originally posted on Larry Brown Sports  |  Last updated 2/16/12

We all know the story of Isiah Thomas and the New York Knicks. Thomas became the Knicks’ President of Basketball Operations in 2003 and ran the franchise right into the ground. He spent plenty of money but never had any success. When Thomas became the Knicks coach in 2006, it got even worse. He was given plenty of chances and blew essentially all of them. What does all that have to do with Isaiah Thomas of the Sacramento Kings? Nothing at all, aside from the fact that the two share a name.

On Wednesday night, Knicks fans booed Isaiah during introductions and every time he touched the ball. Unfortunately for him, the Kings guard was named after the former Knicks coach.

“When I used to come to (MSG), I heard them talking about firing Isiah and all that, so I knew something was going to happen,” Thomas told reporters after the game according to ESPNNewYork.com. “I knew they were going to boo at least once. I didn’t think they were going to boo the whole time, but it is what it is.”

Spike Lee offered his condolences after the game.

“He grabbed and said, ‘Us little guys got to stick together. But next time you come to New York, just change your name, (laughs)’” Thomas said.

That just goes to show you how much Knicks fans hate Isiah Thomas. The Jeremy Lin craze has produced new Nike sneakers and even a mint-flavored milk shake, but it isn’t enough to stop the name Isiah Thomas from making everyone in the Garden’s skin crawl.

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