24 Facts About Isaiah Thomas

1. In that match, Isaiah Thomas scored 16 points in the last 94 seconds to force the game into the overtime.

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2. In an interview with ESPN, Isaiah Thomas explained that he was so quiet about his hospitalization because he was focused on his family at the time.

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3. On October 24, 2008, Isaiah Thomas was taken to White Plains Hospital Center near his New York City area home after accidentally taking an overdose of Lunesta, a form of sleep medication.

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4. In 1987, Isaiah Thomas was asked if he agreed with Dennis Rodman's comments on Larry Bird, and reinforced that if Bird were black he "would be just another good guy" instead of being portrayed as the league's best player.

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5. In July 2012, Isaiah Thomas joined The Black Men's Roundtable in Florida along with other national and local black leaders to discuss issues that directly affect black males.

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6. On December 19, 2012, NBA TV announced that Isaiah Thomas would begin work on December 21, 2012, as a member of the studio analyst panel.

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7. Two years prior, Isaiah Thomas was inducted into the Michigan Sports Hall of Fame.

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8. In 2000, Isaiah Thomas was elected to the Basketball Hall of Fame in his first year of eligibility.

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9. In the pivotal fifth game, Isaiah Thomas was having a subpar performance, while King was having an excellent game.

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10. On July 16, 2018, Isaiah Thomas signed a one-year deal with the Denver Nuggets.

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11. On February 19, 2015, Isaiah Thomas was traded to the Boston Celtics in exchange for Marcus Thornton and a 2016 first-round pick.

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12. On July 12, 2014, Isaiah Thomas was acquired by the Phoenix Suns in a sign-and-trade deal that sent the rights of Alex Oriakhi to the Kings.

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13. On January 19, 2014, Isaiah Thomas scored a then career-high 38 points in a loss to the Oklahoma City Thunder.

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14. On March 1, 2012, Isaiah Thomas was named the February Western Conference NBA Rookie of the Month after averaging 12.2 points and 4.4 assists per game in February.

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15. On February 19, 2012, Isaiah Thomas recorded his first double-double with 23 points and 11 assists against the Cleveland Cavaliers.

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16. On March 31, 2011, Isaiah Thomas declared for the NBA draft, forgoing his final year of college eligibility.

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17. On March 12, 2011 Isaiah Thomas scored 28 points and hit a game-winning buzzer beater in overtime to lead the Huskies to victory over Arizona in the championship game of the Pac-10 tournament.

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18. The younger Isaiah Thomas ended up being born months before the Finals took place, but James had already warmed to the name, which his mother, Tina Baldtrip, insisted on spelling Isaiah, as she desired a biblical name.

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19. On May 24, 1994, Isaiah Thomas was introduced as the head of basketball operations for the expansion Toronto Raptors, the first NBA franchise located outside the United States.

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20. In 2000, when Isaiah Thomas became head coach of the Indiana Pacers, NBA rules forced him to put the CBA into a blind trust, and the league crumbled.

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21. For the most part, Mary Isaiah Thomas kept her children on the straight and narrow, making up with love what she lacked in money.

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22. Over the course of the tournament, Isaiah Thomas scored ninety-one points and had forty-three assists in five games.

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23. On May 24, 1994, Isaiah Thomas was introduced as the vice president of basketball operations for the expansion Toronto Raptors, the first NBA franchise located outside the United States.

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24. At the tender age of nineteen, Isaiah Thomas became responsible for rescuing the NBA's worst team.

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