H-O-R-S-E and you’re out.
It may seem unfair to pit anyone against an NBA player in a game of H-O-R-S-E, but popular point guard Isaiah Thomas had his work cut out for him on Sunday when he went up against Philip Croft at Hoopfest in Spokane, Washington.
Croft, a wheelchair basketball player, posed a new challenge for Thomas, who took several shots from a chair of his own.
“When I had to sit in the chair and shoot the basketball, you see how strong they are, how strong your core has to be and your upper body strength to be able to get the ball to the hoop,” Thomas told AOL.com on behalf of Guardian.
Ready. Set. Sign. Or at least, agree to sign.
NBA free agency is set to begin Sunday night at 6 p.m Eastern Time with one of the deepest classes in recent history.
As if it wasn’t enough to have multiple 2019 NBA Finals difference-makers on the market, including but certainly not limited to Kevin Durant and Kawhi Leonard, superstars Kyrie Irving, Kemba Walker and Jimmy Butler are also up for grabs.
But NBA veteran Isaiah Thomas knows it isn’t always the most talked about players that make the biggest difference.
“It’s going to be all about the big names to start it off, and then there’s always a couple of signings that change things around throughout the season,” he told AOL.com from Hoopfest in Spokane, Washington, on Sunday.
Isaiah Thomas, the Boston Celtics’ star point guard, had the game of his life Tuesday night.
In Game 2 of the Eastern Conference Semifinals against the Washington Wizards, Thomas put up 53 points in 44 minutes to lead his team to a thrilling overtime victory.
The Celtics’ point guard, who is listed at 5 foot 9, averaged just under 30 points per game this season. Tuesday night was Thomas’ highest scoring game of his career.
It was an incredible display that has earned comparisons to the likes of Michael Jordan, Allen Iverson and John Havlicek.
The story behind his performance, however, is heartbreaking.
“It’s my sister — happy birthday — she would have been 23 today,” Thomas said after Tuesday’s win. “Everything I do is for her and she’s watching over me.”
Basketball fans are freaking out ahead of the NBA’s trade deadline this Thursday, which is natural. Trade deadlines in any league are sure to bring blockbuster deals as teams either stack up for the playoffs or remortgage their assets in an effort to bolster their future.
Trade rumors are boosted by fans and commentators alike, but what really gets people going is when the players themselves get into it.
Monday night, Boston Celtics All-Star guard Isaiah Thomas added some serious fuel to the fire with one simple tweet: