Create-a-Caption: Isiah Thomas and Hannah Storm are best friends

Ball Don't Lie

When the rest of the city is mad at you for somehow continuing to exert influence on a franchise that you all but detonated, it's nice to know you have at least one person you can turn to who will always have your back, greet you with a smile, laugh at your worst joke and tell you everything is going to be OK.

For Isiah Thomas, that person is James Dolan. But when he's busy, Hannah Storm'll do.

In other news, Frank Isola of the New York Daily News is reporting that the New York Knicks have signed Hannah Storm to a seven-year, $56 million contract.

Best caption wins all the Dale and Thomas you can chipmunk into your cheeks. Good luck.

In our last adventure: "Good morning. My name is Ray Allen, I'm a shooting guard for the Boston Celtics, and I'm very excited to meet you today. I'll be auditioning for the role of the Rum Tum Tugger. This is 'Old Deuteronomy.'"


Winner, Russell S: Coming this holiday season from K-Tel Records: "Jesus Shuttlesworth sings the Holiday Hits!"

Featuring songs recorded live during the NBA lockout, including:

• "The Twelfth Man of Christmas"

• "What Foul Is This?"

• "Hark! Harold Miner Sings"

and the enduring classic:

• "Joy to the Metta World"

Offer good while supplies last! Not available in stores! Order your copy today!

Runner-up, Grant: Ray Allen's rendition of "Flick of the Wrist" was stunning, but wasn't quite as deadly as on the basketball court.

Second runner-up, Gareth Smith: In order to provide income during the NBA lockout, Ray Allen has taken up lecturing a night class in jump shooting 101:

Allen: "The key to shooting a good jump shot is making sure your feet are set. Write that down."

Voice in Crowd: "I don't have a pen."

Allen: "Well, remember that, then."

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