Isaiah Thomas reveals why he’s confident about Michael Jordan challenge
With the NBA season currently postponed, hypothetical scenarios have become quite popular for bored NBA players to ponder. On April 18, the Chicago Bulls official Twitter account tweeted out a scenario that included a $5 million prize for scoring on Michael Jordan in his prime.
Former All-Star and current free agent point guard Isaiah Thomas had one of the most popular replies to the tweet, as he confidently stated he would score at least once against Jordan.
For sure I’m scoring once https://t.co/hTSs2LHZJN
— Isaiah Thomas (@isaiahthomas) April 17, 2020
Thomas’ tweet came with a bit of doubt from fans, but the 5-foot-9 guard doubled down on his opinion on Sunday (April 19).
For sure!!!! ONE basket??? It’s not like he was Shaq height and as fast as me at the same time. Let me get ball first and ima get one basket lol https://t.co/cL7a976ZMm
— Isaiah Thomas (@isaiahthomas) April 18, 2020
While Michael Jordan is considered by many to be the best basketball player to ever live, Isaiah Thomas is no scrub either and is still a professional basketball player who had a wealth of experience in the NBA.
While Jordan certainly has a size advantage on Thomas, IT isn’t claiming that he would beat Jordan one-on-one, just that he would be able to score once in 10 chances.
While injuries have derailed Thomas’ career in recent years and are the main reason he is currently without a team, it’s easy to forget that just three seasons ago, Thomas proved that he could be one of the best scorers in the entire NBA.
During the 2016-17 season, Thomas was the league’s biggest breakout star when he averaged 28.9 points and 5.9 assists per game for the Boston Celtics while finishing the season fifth in NBA MVP voting.
Thomas spent most of the 2019-20 season as the starting point guard for the Washington Wizards before he was traded and subsequently dropped by the Los Angeles Clippers.