Despite standing only 5-foot-9, Denver Nuggets guard Isaiah Thomas has proven to be one of the deadliest scorers in the league. The two-time All-star and former All-NBA selection has always risen to the challenge of facing giants when it meant the most.
Thomas recently re-tweeted a throwback video about his time with the Boston Celtics. It was his 53-point performance in an overtime win over the Washington Wizards during the playoffs.
One of the easiest games I’ve played! Was so locked in. 13hrs of mouth surgery on top of my sister passing. Hoop and my teammates was the only thing I had https://t.co/y6NFhxIIpO
— Isaiah Thomas (@isaiahthomas) September 11, 2018
That surreal scoring explosion happened on his late sister’s birthday. It was an impressive feat, knowing the emotions that he had running through at that time. Channeling all that emotion into one of the greatest scoring outbursts in playoff history, anybody not named Isaiah Thomas would have a hard time topping that scoring performance.
As the new season approaches, he finds himself with his sixth team in seven years. Not a testament to his undeniable talent, but on how such a roller coaster his career has been. His best season came with the Celtics during their 2016-17 campaign, which saw him average 28.9 points, 2.7 rebounds, and 5.9 assists per game while shooting nearly 38 percent from the 3-point arc.
His recent decline may be attributed to a series of injuries, playing time, and trades. Right now, he tries to re-establish himself as one of the elites with the Nuggets this season.
With a chance for redemption at reach, hopefully, we get to see Isaiah Thomas bounce back better than ever.