Saturday, February 4, 2017

Isaiah Thomas reacts to Paul Pierce calling him a 'Championship-type player'

Celtics All-Star Isaiah Thomas found out on Friday that a future Hall of Famer thinks the 5-foot-9 guard has what it takes to an NBA title.

In a recent one-on-one interview with Boston Globe's Adam Himmelsbach, Paul Pierce commented on this season's Celtics team and called Isaiah Thomas a "champion-type of player."

The former Celtics captain said that he believes that Thomas, along with the intelligence and guidance of head coach Brad Stevens, have a chance to compete for a title one day.

A smile stretched across Thomas' face when he found out what the Celtics legend had to say about him.
"I didn't know that," Thomas said. "That means everything. From a first-ballot Hall of Famer, a Celtics legend, to say that about me, that means a lot. Like I always say, I don't care what anybody says but my peers and the people who did it before me. For a guy like that to say that, that's crazy."
In light of Pierce playing his final game at TD Garden on Sunday, Thomas added:
"I'm going to try to find his jersey, so I can get it signed."
After his 38-point performance in Friday's win over the Lakers, Thomas is now averaging 29.9 points per game, less than one point away from Russell Westbrook's league-leading 30.8 average.

The last Celtics player to finish a season averaging 29.9 points per game was Larry Bird back in the 1987-88 season.

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Picture used courtesy of Isaiah Thomas' Instagram

1 comment:

  1. I remember 87-88 like it was yesterday. Bird was unstoppable in reg season. He really struggled against Pistons in east finals and the Pistons finally got past Boston and, for all intents and purposes, it was the end of the Bird/Magic era. One of my first ever blog posts was a detailed breakdown of that series. It still lives somewhere. Maybe on B/r.