I thought this was funny, found it in the Daily news.
Fans are letting Thomas have it
At times during the day, Thomas must have felt like he was listening to a sports talk show. Longtime Knicks fans in the jury pool offered their take on the team's recent failings.
"Can I speak freely?" maintenance man Tommy Vazquez, 37, asked Judge Gerard Lynch, with Thomas two seats away. "In my opinion, he evaluates talent well but he hasn't done well as the GM [general manager] of the Knicks."
Thomas dropped his head to the table in mock disappointment when computer engineer Robert Becker, 28, told Lynch he "used to be a fan of the Knicks."
"I gave up on the Knicks after they signed Latrell Sprewell," Becker said, prompting the sports-savvy Lynch to remind him that Thomas had nothing to do with the trade that brought the troubled star to the Garden after he had choked his coach at practice.
Jurors might also hear about the married Marbury's alleged sex romp with a female Knicks employee outside a Manhattan strip club - a claim Browne-Sanders made in pretrial papers.
Receptionist Irene Ray, 58, of the Bronx, said that while she hadn't heard about the case, she knew about Marbury's efforts to market a low-priced basketball sneaker.
"I know Marbury's got that $15 sneaker out," Ray told Lynch. "I think that is great."
Others said they might have a hard time complying with Lynch's request that they ignore the sports pages, at least until the trial is over.
"I'm a Yankee fan," said Dr. Philip Lief, 67, a vice chairman of the department of medicine at Montefiore Medical Center in the Bronx. "I would do what I had to do."
"It would be hard for me," admitted Lynch, who said his introduction to newspapers came from reading the sports pages of the Daily News his father brought home. "I started in the back."
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