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Not to imply that matters in New York have passed the point of no return for Isiah Thomas and the Knicks — they were hammered by the Magic last night — but Knicks fans-turned-haters are now comparing him to Zimbabwe president Robert Mugabe.

The authors provide several rationales, and, all told, we can't agree. Mugabe is far too ruthless and cunning a dictator to ever sign Jerome James. Besides, you know he would have had Stephon Marbury shot by now.

Isiah Thomas Vs. Robert Mugabe: A Scholarly Comparison [Boycott The Knicks]