After dropping 81 points in a recent Pro-Am Game, former NBA All-Star Isaiah Thomas has an emotional moment by himself as he cries in the locker room.
Isaiah Thomas is one of the very few players who genuinely love the game. Being among the shortest players in the league, standing at only 5-foot-9, IT is the literal definition of “heart over height”. Without any doubt, Isaiah has had one of the oddest stories in the association.
The southpaw was the last (60th) pick of the 2011 NBA Draft, had a pretty good 3-year stint at Sacramento, got elected for 2 All-Star appearances, dropped MVP like numbers while leading Boston to the ECF before a gruesome hip injury caused the Celtics front office to trade him to Cleveland.
And ever since 2017, the former MVP finalists has been tossed around the league from Cleveland to LA to Denver to Washington and was even signed on a 10-day contract by New Orleans this past 2020-2021 season.
Anybody who had been following Isaiah knows that he is a straight-up bucket-getter. Right from his college days, where he averaged 16.4 points in three years, to the league, where he put up 28.9 points on 46.3/38/91 shooting splits during the best season of his 10-year-long career. This past offseason, Thomas has been on a tear at the Pro-Am Games as well.
Isaiah Thomas ends up in tears in the locker room after dropping 81 points at Jamal Crawford’s The Crawsover Pro-Am League
Over this past weekend, the All-NBA player came off a sensational 65 points outing at Atlanta and ended up recording a jaw-dropping 81-point scoring outburst at Jamal Crawford’s “The Crawsover” Pro-Am League in Seattle.
He has been absolutely balling out in all these Pro-Am Games to be ready for whenever he gets the call-up in the NBA. After such a Kobe Bryant-Esque performance, Thomas was visibly emotional. Isaiah sat down on the floor of the locker room and cried his heart out. And while he was crying, IT was heard saying:
“These ni**as gave up on me. They gave up on me.”
As someone who has been inspired by him, it is absolutely disheartening to see Isaiah Thomas feel shattered like this. The man is a fighter. He battled several horrific injuries throughout his career. Even dropped 33 points in a playoff game the day after his sister had died. Was tossed around the league completely wrecking his self-worth. And now, is fighting hard trying to reserve his spot on an NBA team’s roster.
Definitely, at 32 years of age, Isaiah Thomas still has a lot left in his tank. Without any doubt, Thomas is better than a majority of the current NBA players and deserves another shot among the pros. Isaiah will surely be beneficial to any team that manages to grab him. Will we get to see Isaiah play in the league again? Or are his professional playing days, sadly, behind him? Well, all we can do is wait and hope he gets another shot to resurrect his career.