But He Means That In The Nicest Possible Way

We thought that we were pretty much up to speed on the brawl at Madison Square Garden and its aftermath, but now we're still a little confused. Is Isiah Thomas a "jerk," a "jackass" or an "asshole?" Our lines are still open, call in and cast your vote now! Nuggets coach George Karl left the question open for debate on Monday when he attempted to wrestle with this pressing issue in front of reporters after a Nuggets practice:

"There's no question in my mind it was premeditated," Karl said in an obscenity-laced news conference on Denver's practice court Monday morning. "(Thomas) made a bad situation worse. He's a jerk for what he's trying to do. My team has blown 10-point leads, 11-point leads with two minutes to go. I watched Utah blow a 12-point lead to Sacramento two nights before that with four minutes to go in the game and you're telling me that I'm running the score up? He's an asshole."

Please, please, PLEASE let Isiah never get fired. Please.

Karl Rips Thomas For 'Premeditated' Fight [MSNBC]