Isaiah dropped 81 points in a Pro-am game. He was looking like the Isaiah Thomas who was averaging 30 points per game and finished Top 5 in MVP voting, even if it was just against amateurs and lower-leagues professionals.
.@isaiahthomas dropped 81 POINTS in a Pro-Am game 😳
— SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) August 8, 2021
But ever since that MVP-caliber season in 2016-17, Isaiah Thomas has never gotten a chance to shine. It’s been a mix of injuries, lack of opportunities, and depleted athleticism that have led the NBA to shun the former Boston Celtics star. That’s why in the moment right after scoring 81 points, IT got all kinds of emotional.
.@isaiahthomas let it all out after dropping 81 in a Pro Am game 💯 *NSFW*
— Bleacher Report (@BleacherReport) August 11, 2021
Hopefully, Isaiah gets a chance back into the league. Sooner or later.