Isaiah Thomas, who is all of 5 ft 9 in, is a big time NBA player who loves to prove the critics he can do it all, and in the face of adversity. Being the final pick in the 2011 draft, he showed the world what it means to knock down the walls in front of you when opposition is met, even with the tiniest of opportunity. Kind of ironic, because his massive inner confidence is exactly what was required.
On April 15, 2017 Thomas’ sister died in a tragic car crash, which was one of the most devastating points in his life. Thomas played in the first two games of the Celtics’ first-round playoff series and then flew to Washington to be with his family. Thomas was bashed by some, but he had his own extremely valid reasons for playing. His inspirational hot streak through the emotional times has made everyone feel the presence of what his family means to him. Isaiah
These Isaiah Thomas quotes will inspire you to use your passion as a vice to channel your emotions and unleash your potential.
10 Inspirational Isaiah Thomas Quotes
“I can’t really tell ’em how I do it … One thing I definitely do, I go in there with no fear.” – Isaiah Thomas
“I’ve always believed no matter how many shots I miss, I’m going to make the next one.” – Isaiah Thomas
“It was important to me to believe, because if I don’t believe, how can I expect them to believe?” – Isaiah Thomas
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“I love what I’m doing.” – Isaiah Thomas
“I’ve been in pressure situations before. All my life it’s been about pressure and having to get it done. Just because you say it publicly, it does not make me afraid of it or make me shy away from it.” – Isaiah Thomas
“If all I’m remembered for is being a good basketball player, then I’ve done a bad job with the rest of my life.” – Isaiah Thomas
“When I found out the news I wanted to give up and quit, and never in my life have I ever thought about quitting. I realized quitting isn’t an option. That’s the easy way out. I will keep going for my sister as I know she wouldn’t want me to stop. I love you Chyna and I miss you so much. And everything I do for the rest of my life will be for you. I love you, girl.” – Isaiah Thomas
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“It was very tough but every chance I got, whether it be the last two minutes of a blowout win or loss or if I got in [the game] in the first half, I was just going to make the most of my opportunity. I was going to play as hard as I possibly could and make a difference. And let it be known that I should be on the floor.” – Isaiah Thomas
“Put me out against anybody, and I’ll show you I’m not too small. It’s been all my life with people saying I was too small, and I have overcome that to this point. In the NBA today, you don’t see guys posting up point guards like Gary Payton used to do back in the day. It’s a wide-open game. So I can really use my height to my advantage.” – Isaiah Thomas
“It’s hard to get people to overcome the thought that they have to take care of themselves first. It’s hard to get players to give in to the group and become selfless as opposed to selfish.” – Isaiah Thomas
Bonus Isaiah Thomas Quote:
“My thought has always been completion. Maybe you have to rebound better, shoot better, hit free throws, handle the ball, defend better. You have to do all those things in the course of a game.” – Isaiah Thomas
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