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Did Isiah Thomas Ask 'Cheerleader' to Flirt with Refs Before Nets Game?

That is likely to be a key question when a former Knick official's sex discrimination case goes to court Monday in New York. Barring a settlement, Anucha Browne Sanders and Isiah Thomas will battle before a jury as Sanders tries to prove Thomas sexually harassed her and other Knick employees. Sanders claims Petra Pope, then head of the Knick City Dancers, said Thomas asked her to flirt with refs before a 2004 Nets' game. Pope is now the Nets' vice president of entertainment and event marketing