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With averages of 29 points and 6 assists per game, Isaiah Thomas is having an MVP caliber season and quite a historic one if you think about it. The last time a 6-foot or under guard was putting up numbers like this was Allen Iverson in his Philly/Denver days. The 5-foot-9 assassin is averaging 10.1 points per game in the fourth quarter, the most of any player since 1996.
The Celtics are rolling, creeping closer to the second spot in the East and I.T., who is going to be making his second All-Star selection this year, is as confident in his game as ever. The 60th pick in the 2011 NBA Draft, Isaiah has overcame so many obstacles and doubters to get to the point he is at right now. It truly takes a mental beast to do what I.T. has done.
The Tacoma native was recently a guest on The Ringer NBA Show, and he revealed that not starting in the All-Star Game has already given him motivation. Thomas also said he feels that he is the best basketball player in the world.
“Not to be cocky, but I feel like I’m the best player in the world,” Thomas says. “That’s just the work I put in, and if you don’t feel like that, then you’re cheating yourself.”