The Knicks wouldn’t have defeated the Jazz Monday night without the efforts of Kurt Thomas. Sure, he only scored six points and injured himself after playing a season high 26 minutes, but at the age of 40, his heart and hustle was used as motivation for the rest of the team. Still, no matter how old he gets, his post defense is not to be ignored and the elbow jay is automatic. This Throwback Thursday, TOK brings you to a time when Thomas was much more dominant than what we see today.
Finding Kurt Thomas highlight reels is virtually impossible. He’s one of the least flashy players of the last 20 years, but I think that’s what makes him so beloved by New Yorkers. Thomas is never taller or more athletic than most opponents, but he’s always used his basketball IQ and brute strength to outsmart them. It will be a sad day for Knicks fans when Thomas retires, so enjoy whatever he has left in the tank.