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Wanting to be Isiah Thomas

Updated: August 12, 2010, 3:51 PM ET
By Patrick Hruby | Special to ESPN.com

Once upon a time -- specifically, the week "Space Camp" hit theaters -- I dreamed of becoming an astronaut. Or maybe just president. Then came adulthood, adult cynicism and a sportswriting career rooted in said cynicism. Today, I'm closer to a midlife crisis than adolescent angst -- yet much to my surprise, I finally know who I want to be when I grow up.

Isiah Thomas.

After all, he almost pulled it off. Came thisclose to living the dream. Flouting logic and accountability, ...

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