Since LeBron James rejoined the Cleveland Cavaliers nearly three years ago, they have been the toast of the Eastern Conference. However, the Boston Celtics have progressively risen the ranks due in large part to the emergence of Isaiah Thomas. In light of that, James recently spoke high of Thomas in an interview with Cleveland.com.
“They got a clear-cut star and that’s Isaiah. The notion that they don’t have a star I think is fugazi as Donnie Brasco would say. Earlier I was watching the movie. So, they’re a good team for a reason and it starts with the head of the snake and that’s Isaiah.”
Thomas has established himself as one of the game’s best scorers since joining the Celtics. He has taken that to another level this year averaging a career-high 27.7 points per game, which is fifth-best in the league. The 27-year-old is also coming off his best individual performance scoring a career-high 52 points against the Miami Heat.
He has notched at least 15 or more points in 52 games dating back to last season. During this stretch, he scored 20 or more points in each of the first 11 games of this season. Thomas is one of just three Celtics to achieve this feat joining Sam Jones and Kevin McHale. All in all, he certainly earned the high praise from James.