The whole story surrounding Isiah Thomas' reported sleeping-pill overdose remains murky, but the factors that might be bringing him down aren't hard to spot, writes the New York Post. Thomas went from a lifetime in the spotlight to being sequestered in a back office with fans' chants of "fire Isiah" likely still ringing in his ears—it's no wonder he collapsed, say friends.
"A guy like Isiah, who has such a big ego, for the first time in 30-something years he's not going to be involved in basketball," a friend says. "He must be very depressed." But Thomas is "not telling the truth," says a police chief who wonders why the basketball great is bringing his daughter into it.