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Isaiah Thomas is an American professional basketball player

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BirthdayFebruary 7, 1989
NationalityAmerican
FamousSportspersons, Basketball Players
City/StateWashington
SpousesKayla Wallace (m. 2016)
SiblingsChyna Thomas
Known asIsaiah Jamar Thomas
Childrens Jaiden, James
Universities
  • South Kent School
  • University of Washington
Birth PlaceTacoma, Washington
Height175cm
GenderMale
FatherJames Thomas
MotherTina Baldtrip
Sun SignAquarius
Born inTacoma, Washington
Famous asBasketball Player
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Who is Isaiah Thomas?

Isaiah Thomas is an American professional basketball player who currently plays for the Cleveland Cavaliers of the National Basketball Association (NBA). Despite his short stature at 5 feet and 9 inches, he has established himself as an accomplished point guard and has achieved a number of records during his seven-year career so far. He played for the Washington Huskies for three years while in college, and was a three-time all-conference selection in the Pac-10. While he skipped the final year at college for the NBA draft, he was picked by the Sacramento Kings and played for them for three seasons before joining the Phoenix Suns. He played only a few matches for the Suns before being traded to Boston Celtics mid-season. Transfer to Boston came as a boon for him as he developed a good rapport with manager Danny Ainge and coach Brad Stevens. He went on to lead his team to the playoffs for three consecutive years and once to the Eastern Conference finals. Also at Boston, he was named into the 'NBA All-Star' team twice and to the 'All-NBA Second Team' once.

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Childhood & Early Life

Isaiah Jamar Thomas was born on February 7, 1989 in Tacoma, Washington to James and Tina Baldtrip. His father was a parts inspector for Boeing and his mother worked as nurse. He had a sister named Chyna who died in a one-car accident on April 15, 2017.

He was named after famous former Detroit Pistons point guard Isiah Thomas following a bet his father made with a friend that the Los Angeles Lakers would defeat the Pistons in the 1989 NBA Finals. While he lost the bet, the match happened months after his son was born, but they had already decided on the name; the only difference being that his wife suggested the Biblical spelling.

Early Career

Isaiah Thomas began playing basketball at the local community center in Tacoma and went on to average 31.2 points as a junior at Curtis Senior High, where he received scholarship to the University of Washington. However, due to academic deficiency, he was sent to South Kent (Conn.) Prep School for two years, felicitated by Washington coaches, and qualified for the standardized test in 2008.

On November 20, 2008, he scored a season-high 19 points against Florida International, and surpassed his previous record on December 30 with 27 points in an 81–67 home win over Morgan State.

During the 2008-09 season, he was named 'Pac-10 Freshman of the Year' and was selected first team 'All-Pac-10' in the next two seasons with an average of 16.4 points in three seasons at UW. In his junior year, he scored 28 points and hit the game-winning shot in the Pac-10 championship game against Arizona on March 12, 2011 and was among ten finalists for the ‘Bob Cousy Award’.

Professional Career

On March 31, 2011, Isaiah Thomas announced he would forego his senior year at college to enter the NBA draft, and subsequently appeared in his pre-draft documentary entitled ‘Road To The NBA-The Isaiah Thomas Story’. He was picked as the last pick in the draft, 60th overall, by Sacramento Kings, where he was named 'NBA Rookie of the Month' twice for the months of February and March 2012.

He reached a career-high 38 points against Oklahoma City Thunder on January 19, 2014, and became the shortest player to ever record a triple-double in the NBA against Washington Wizards on March 18, 2014.

During the 2013-14 season, he averaged over 20 points and 6 assists per game, to join Calvin Murphy, Dana Barros, Damon Stoudamire, and Michael Adams as the fifth player under 6ft to achieve this feat.

Starting the next season as a restricted free agent, he was acquired by Phoenix Suns in a sign-and-trade deal and became the fourth Suns player to score 23 points in his first two games. Before being traded away to Boston Celtics mid-season, he recorded a season-high 27 points off the bench against Portland Trail Blazers and became the shortest contestant to ever participate in the 'NBA Skills Challenge'.

He joined Boston Celtics on February 19, 2015, and scored 21 points off the bench in his debut against the Los Angeles Lakers three days later. After an injury forced him out of eight games, he returned on April 8, 2015, to score a season-high 34 points in a 113–103 win over the Detroit Pistons.

He played his first play-off game against the Cleveland Cavaliers on April 19, but despite his average of 17.5 points and 7.0 assists per game, his team lost all the four games of the series. With 33 first-place votes, he finished the season as the second player in the ‘NBA Sixth Man of the Year Award’ for his sixth-man role both in Phoenix and Boston.

On January 28, 2016, he became the lowest draft pick to be named to the NBA All-Star Game since the NBA draft was reduced to two rounds in 1989. He earned All-Star honors in the 2016-17 season as well, and was also named second-team All-NBA in 2017.

During three seasons with the Celtics, he recorded an increasing scoring average every year, culminating in a career-high 28.9 in 2016–17, including a career-high 52 points against the Miami Heat on December 30, 2016.

He took the team to the playoffs in each season, and earned the nickname 'King of the Fourth' because of his exceptional display in the fourth quarter in numerous games throughout the season.

He was traded to Cleveland Cavaliers on August 22, 2017, but due to multiple hip injuries, was unable to play for the rest of the year. His debut match for the team was in a win against the Portland Trail Blazers, in which he scored 17 points in 19 minutes off the bench.

His first start of the season was in his second game with the Cavaliers against Orlando Magic on January 6, 2018 in which he scored 19 points and four assists. He scored a season-high 24 points in a losing attempt against Oklahoma City Thunder on January 20, 2018.

Awards & Achievements

Isaiah Thomas was named 'Pac-10 Freshman of the Year' during the 2008-09 season and was selected first team 'All-Pac-10' in 2010 and 2011. He was a two-time 'Pac-10 Tournament MVP' in 2010 and 2011.

He earned 'NBA All-Star' honors in 2016 and 2017. He was also selected into the 'NBA All-Rookie Second Team' in 2012 and was named into 'All-NBA Second Team' in 2017.

Personal Life & Legacy

On August 20, 2016, Isaiah Thomas married longtime girlfriend Kayla Wallace. The couple already had two sons, James and Jaiden, and the family lives in Tacoma, Washington.

Trivia

During his three-season stay with the Boston Celtics, Isaiah Thomas had become a fan favorite in the city. After he was traded to the Cleveland Cavaliers, during their first match against the team at TD Garden on January 4, 2018, Celtics fans gave him a memorable standing ovation.

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Isaiah Thomas biography timelines

  • // 1989
    He was named after famous former Detroit Pistons point guard Isiah Thomas following a bet his father made with a friend that the Los Angeles Lakers would defeat the Pistons in the 1989 NBA Finals. While he lost the bet, the match happened months after his son was born, but they had already decided on the name; the only difference being that his wife suggested the Biblical spelling.
  • // 7th Feb 1989 To 15th Apr 2017
    Isaiah Jamar Thomas was born on February 7, 1989 in Tacoma, Washington to James and Tina Baldtrip. His father was a parts inspector for Boeing and his mother worked as nurse. He had a sister named Chyna who died in a one-car accident on April 15, 2017.
  • // 2008
    Isaiah Thomas began playing basketball at the local community center in Tacoma and went on to average 31.2 points as a junior at Curtis Senior High, where he received scholarship to the University of Washington. However, due to academic deficiency, he was sent to South Kent (Conn.) Prep School for two years, felicitated by Washington coaches, and qualified for the standardized test in 2008.
  • // 2008 To 12th Mar 2011
    During the 2008-09 season, he was named 'Pac-10 Freshman of the Year' and was selected first team 'All-Pac-10' in the next two seasons with an average of 16.4 points in three seasons at UW. In his junior year, he scored 28 points and hit the game-winning shot in the Pac-10 championship game against Arizona on March 12, 2011 and was among ten finalists for the ‘Bob Cousy Award’.
  • // 20th Nov 2008
    On November 20, 2008, he scored a season-high 19 points against Florida International, and surpassed his previous record on December 30 with 27 points in an 81–67 home win over Morgan State.
  • // 31st Mar 2011 To Mar 2012
    On March 31, 2011, Isaiah Thomas announced he would forego his senior year at college to enter the NBA draft, and subsequently appeared in his pre-draft documentary entitled ‘Road To The NBA-The Isaiah Thomas Story’. He was picked as the last pick in the draft, 60th overall, by Sacramento Kings, where he was named 'NBA Rookie of the Month' twice for the months of February and March 2012.
  • // 2013 To 2014
    During the 2013-14 season, he averaged over 20 points and 6 assists per game, to join Calvin Murphy, Dana Barros, Damon Stoudamire, and Michael Adams as the fifth player under 6ft to achieve this feat.
  • // 19th Jan 2014 To 18th Mar 2014
    He reached a career-high 38 points against Oklahoma City Thunder on January 19, 2014, and became the shortest player to ever record a triple-double in the NBA against Washington Wizards on March 18, 2014.
  • // 19th Feb 2015 To 8th Apr 2015
    He joined Boston Celtics on February 19, 2015, and scored 21 points off the bench in his debut against the Los Angeles Lakers three days later. After an injury forced him out of eight games, he returned on April 8, 2015, to score a season-high 34 points in a 113–103 win over the Detroit Pistons.
  • // 20th Aug 2016
    On August 20, 2016, Isaiah Thomas married longtime girlfriend Kayla Wallace. The couple already had two sons, James and Jaiden, and the family lives in Tacoma, Washington.
  • // 30th Dec 2016
    During three seasons with the Celtics, he recorded an increasing scoring average every year, culminating in a career-high 28.9 in 2016–17, including a career-high 52 points against the Miami Heat on December 30, 2016.
  • // 22nd Aug 2017
    He was traded to Cleveland Cavaliers on August 22, 2017, but due to multiple hip injuries, was unable to play for the rest of the year. His debut match for the team was in a win against the Portland Trail Blazers, in which he scored 17 points in 19 minutes off the bench.
  • // 4th Jan 2018
    During his three-season stay with the Boston Celtics, Isaiah Thomas had become a fan favorite in the city. After he was traded to the Cleveland Cavaliers, during their first match against the team at TD Garden on January 4, 2018, Celtics fans gave him a memorable standing ovation.
  • // 6th Jan 2018 To 20th Jan 2018
    His first start of the season was in his second game with the Cavaliers against Orlando Magic on January 6, 2018 in which he scored 19 points and four assists. He scored a season-high 24 points in a losing attempt against Oklahoma City Thunder on January 20, 2018.

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Isaiah Thomas's FAQ

  • What is Isaiah Thomas birthday?

    Isaiah Thomas was born at 1989-02-07

  • Where is Isaiah Thomas's birth place?

    Isaiah Thomas was born in Tacoma, Washington

  • What is Isaiah Thomas nationalities?

    Isaiah Thomas's nationalities is American

  • Who is Isaiah Thomas spouses?

    Isaiah Thomas's spouses is Kayla Wallace (m. 2016)

  • Who is Isaiah Thomas siblings?

    Isaiah Thomas's siblings is Chyna Thomas

  • Who is Isaiah Thomas childrens?

    Isaiah Thomas's childrens is Jaiden, James

  • What was Isaiah Thomas universities?

    Isaiah Thomas studied at South Kent School, University of Washington

  • How tall is Isaiah Thomas?

    Isaiah Thomas's height is 175

  • Who is Isaiah Thomas's father?

    Isaiah Thomas's father is James Thomas

  • Who is Isaiah Thomas's mother?

    Isaiah Thomas's mother is Tina Baldtrip

  • What is Isaiah Thomas's sun sign?

    Isaiah Thomas is Aquarius

  • How famous is Isaiah Thomas?

    Isaiah Thomas is famouse as Basketball Player

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