What? A non-Maloof post? I think we’ve all had enough of that for now – or until George pours another can of gasoline on the next bridge he finds, so for now we focus on basketball – namely Kings rookie point guard, Isaiah Thomas.
Mr. IrrelevanT, as Reebok’s marketing campaign is calling it, sat down with Branden FitzPatrick of Bleacher Report earlier this week to talk about his rookie season, the progress of the Kings and his love of all things Rajon Rondo from the Boston Celtics – a style of game that has caught Thomas’ eye:
BR: Why do you love Rondo’s game so much?
Thomas: Just because he orchestrates the whole team. The offense, the defense. He’s constantly talking. He’s a great leader and he kind of controls the game. He doesn’t even need to score to do it.
I mean, I respect that a lot because some guys in this league need to be scorers. They need to score to have an impact on the game and he does it by getting everybody else better and maybe score here and there when he needs to.
The two pint-sized points share more qualities than just their heights, so seeing Thomas seemingly molding parts of his game after Rondo’s is great news for King fans. The scouting report Isaiah offers up on Rondo could essentially be used on Thomas himself – which says all you nee to know about the Kings rookie.
The term “special player” is greatly overused in my opinion, but Thomas is one talent who deserves every bit of that definition.