It’s easy to think of former Boston Celtics All-Star Isaiah Thomas as past his prime, but the 11-year NBA veteran is still only 33 years old, meaning he’s got plenty of good years left in the tank if all goes according to plan.
Thomas, who starred for the Washington Huskies during his college days, stands just 5-foot-9 and typically weighs in around 185 pounds.
He’s even shorter than his namesake, Detroit Pistons Hall-of-Famer Isiah Thomas, as shown in the pictures below, but is dynamic with the ball in his hands; a great scorer with plenty of heart, court vision, and big game experience.
Even with the odds stacked against him, he has continued to fight for his NBA dream.
This past December, Thomas made his G-League debut with the Grand Rapids Gold, an affiliate of the Denver Nuggets. He scored 43 points to go with seven rebounds and seven assists in 43 minutes before signing a 10-day contract with the Los Angeles Lakers immediately afterward.
Thomas Drops 45 in G-League Return
Now, Thomas is back in hot pursuit of his dream in the G-League — and he has picked up right where he left off, as shown in the highlights below.
5 Threes pic.twitter.com/gGtgsRhhqz
— Ballislife.com (@Ballislife) February 23, 2022
Thomas, who has averaged 18 points per game over the course of his NBA career and scored 9.3 per game with the Lakers over four games this season, showed an excellent feel for the game, great handles, touch around the basket and a killer crossover against the Windy City Bulls in his first game back, as seen in the highlights above.
Many fans are calling for him to be picked up by another NBA team in time for a playoff run, although not everyone thinks he is still NBA material.
I thought his defense wasn’t bad with the lakers the couple games he got a chance in his 10 day contract. Few steals, deflections, and caused turnovers
— Christian Pasini (@ChristianPas18) February 23, 2022
I don’t understand why this man can’t get a team to sign him other than 10-day contracts. This man can help teams. @isaiahthomas is still that dude.
— Nanya (@NanyaBisnez) February 23, 2022
Despite the rush to predict Thomas’ next NBA situation so fast, Isaiah appears to be in this comeback story for the long haul, according to a tweet he released the evening of his big-time comeback performance.
SLOW GRIND ?✌?
— Isaiah Thomas (@isaiahthomas) February 23, 2022
Perhaps he is hoping the next NBA team that signs him will give him a better contract, and allow him to ease his way into the action this time around instead of being rushed.
Fingers crossed that his comeback is successful, because it’s been a lot of fun watching him over the years.