Sacramento Kings guard Isaiah Thomas has already overcome several obstacles in his brief career. He was selected with the final pick in the entire 2011 NBA draft (60th overall)—not exactly an optimal spot from which to begin one's NBA career. He was drafted by a Sacramento franchise in the midst of an epic relocation struggle. He is viciously booed every time he sets foot onto the court at Madison Square Garden, simply for having the same name as the most hated basketball villain in all of New York.
On top of all that, he has to deal with DeMarcus Cousins on a nightly basis. It ain't easy being the "other" Isaiah.
And yet the kid endures. He has turned himself into a starting-caliber NBA guard—a pretty remarkable feat for a player drafted so low.
So is it any surprise, then, that Isaiah Thomas doesn't give up on this shot, even after tripping over Stephen Curry?
As fun as it might be to see such a circus shot from a star like Curry, there's a certain magic involved in witnessing something so unexpected from such an unlikely source.
You do your thing, other Isaiah Thomas. Can't nobody hold you down!