As the last player selected in the 2011 NBA Draft, there wasn’t a lot of hope for Isaiah Thomas outside of Sacramento. But the 5’9 point guard has dealt with adversity all his life and has not only played his way into a role for the Sacramento Kings, but last season was the teams starting point guard – a position he could very well earn again under new head coach Michael Malone.
With a tenacious motor and his foot always on the gas, Thomas has become a fan favorite in Sacramento. He also seemingly finds himself on the right end of insane players, much like he did last night against the Golden State Warriors.
As the Kings were storming back in their preseason tilt against the Golden State Warriors (which the Kings eventually won), Thomas and Warriors guard Stephen Curry were engaged in a one-on-one battle. The two had earlier come chest to chest and were clearly attempting to one-up each other in the spirit of competition.
Curry seemingly got a hand in on Thomas, though, the former Washington Huskie gave him a shake, sending him to the ground. Thomas also sent himself to the ground as he tripped over the falling Curry, though he continued to keep his dribble before throwing up a prayer of a shot as the shot clock expired.
It banked in, much to the appeasement of the Sacramento crowd.