I Can’t Believe This Pairing Didn’t Work Out

If, in 2003, Isiah Thomas had known that within 5 years:

  • Stephon Marbury would have alienated all of his teammates,
  • An entire depth chart worth of point guards had been traded away and Starbury wouldn’t take the court,
  • Steve Francis would die,
  • An entire depth chart worth of shooting guards would get injured and Franchise wouldn’t get on the court,
  • Stephon Marbury’s credibility would fall to a level that would force him to create his own shoe line for an economy clothier, while simultaneously,
  • Steve Francis’s credibility would fall to a level that would force him to endorse shoes from a Chinese shoemaker,
  • Isiah would be forced to take over the team in an effort to save his job before being emasculated and exiled from the NBA,

would he still acquire both Marbury and Francis*?

Yeah, probably.

*Not to mention Jerome James, Jared Jeffries, Eddy Curry, and Zach Randolph

Seth Carstens