Boston Celtics All-Star guard Isaiah Thomas joins Adrian Wojnarowski on the Vertical Podcast with Woj to discuss his spectacular season, watching Patriots quarterback Tom Brady up close and his relationship with his childhood idol, Allen Iverson.
He also breaks down the NBA stars he would pay to watch and his belief that he can be a franchise star on a championship-level team.
1:17: Wearing a Patriots jersey while being a lifelong Seahawks fan.
2:53: Being around great players like Tom Brady and Russell Wilson.
4:16: Becoming one of the biggest names on the Boston sports scene and the pressure of playing there.
7:16: The advice Pistons great Isiah Thomas gave him when he was traded to the Celtics.
9:39: His dominant fourth-quarter performances and his strong relationship with Brad Stevens.
16:15: His offseason work to improve his 3-point shot.
17:15: Exceeding expectations based on his height to become a franchise player.
19:57: Aspiring to dominate the league like Iverson and not accepting limitations to his game.
26:40: Wanting to be a starter in the All-Star Game.
27:47: His breakout performance at the 2006 ABCD camp.
31:53: Thomas’ MVP candidacy as Russell Westbrook and James Harden rack up triple doubles.
37:00: The close-knit group of NBA players from the Seattle area and his allegiance to Tacoma.
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