I was working makeup in the office the night Isiah Thomas was honored with the annual Red Coat award by the Mad Anthony’s charitable organization in Fort Wayne. The staff member assigned to cover his ceremony came back to the office in a state of shock after hearing his remarks. I was able to reach Thomas the next day on the telephone, and he offered a sincere apology. All these years later, it remains the most amazing acceptance speech you’ve ever heard.
(c) 1983 The Journal-Gazette, Fort Wayne, IN; Reprinted by permission
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