New Orleans Pelicans guard Isaiah Thomas was signed by the team recently to a 10-day contract, as members of the team roster are battling with injuries. Thomas decided to give tribute to the late Kobe Bryant in his own way.
Kobe!!!! 🙏🏾🏁 https://t.co/EvleQqOZdU
— Isaiah Thomas (@isaiahthomas) April 3, 2021
Though Isaiah and Kobe were never teammates, they were friends and the latter was also a mentor. They had been studying game films together. During the sad and tragic death of Isaiah’s sister, the Black Mamba was a source of comfort for the Thomas’ family. As many, Isaiah was also devastated by Kobe’s death.
Isaiah Thomas will attempt to make the most out of his short-term deal with New Orleans. People tend to forget that at one point in his career, Thomas was an MVP candidate with the Boston Celtics.
Unfortunately, a major hip injury affected his career and his production took a deep dive since. At 5-foot-9, Thomas has to rely on quickness and agility to get his shot up and make an impact in the game. The injury actually took away much of that.
Here’s a throwback to one of Isaiah’s best moment in his NBA career: