Standing at 5 feet, 7 inches, Boston Celtics guard Isaiah Thomas is one of the smallest players in the league. However, what he lacks in height he makes up for in his huge personality and unshakable self-belief.
With one of the most contentious declarations of the season so far, the 28-year-old has claimed that Boston is the biggest city in the NBA right now.
“Boston is bigger and better than everything in the NBA. It’s something that I’ve never seen before and I’m just embracing it." pic.twitter.com/ATSuA9eW71
— Chris Forsberg (@ESPNForsberg) March 5, 2017
To be fair Thomas did acknowledge that his statement is not something that everyone can easily digest. Thomas suggests that it is something that requires insider knowledge; something that 2008 NBA champion Paul Pierce understands after spending no less than 15 years playing for Boston.
Perhaps the Tacoma, Washington native was referring to the Celtics’ historic legacy here. After all, the franchise has won the most championships in the NBA with a total of 17. However, it is worth noting that their last title came almost a decade ago (2008) during the time of the Big 3 of Pierce, Kevin Garnett and Ray Allen. Prior to that, they last held the title in 1986 which was still in the Larry Bird era. Over the past five years, Boston has failed to establish itself as a legitimate championship contender.
Whatever the case may be, what cannot dispute how amazing Thomas has been throughout the season for the C’s. This year he is averaging 29.2 points, 6.0 assists and 3.2 three-pointers while leading the league in points scored during the fourth quarter, thus earning him the title of the “King in the Fourth.” He has been voted an All-Star for two consecutive seasons and has led his team to the second-best record in the Eastern Conference this term.