Born In: Tacoma, Washington, U.S.
Isaiah Thomas is an American professional basketball player who currently plays for the Cleveland Cavaliers of the National Basketball Association (NBA). Despite his short stature at 5 feet and 9 inches, he has established himself as an accomplished point guard and has achieved a number of records during his seven-year career so far. He played for the Washington Huskies for three years while in college, and was a three-time all-conference selection in the Pac-10. While he skipped the final year at college for the NBA draft, he was picked by the Sacramento Kings and played for them for three seasons before joining the Phoenix Suns. He played only a few matches for the Suns before being traded to Boston Celtics mid-season. Transfer to Boston came as a boon for him as he developed a good rapport with manager Danny Ainge and coach Brad Stevens. He went on to lead his team to the playoffs for three consecutive years and once to the Eastern Conference finals. Also at Boston, he was named into the 'NBA All-Star' team twice and to the 'All-NBA Second Team' once.
Also Known As: Isiah Lord Thomas III
Spouse/Ex-: Kayla Wallace (m. 2016)
father: James Thomas
mother: Tina Baldtrip
siblings: Chyna Thomas
children: Jaiden, James
Born Country: United States
Ancestry: American Canadian
Grouping of People: Black Basketball Players
City: Tacoma, Washington
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Isaiah Jamar Thomas was born on February 7, 1989, in Tacoma, Washington to James and Tina Baldtrip. His father was a parts inspector for Boeing and his mother worked as nurse. He had a sister named Chyna who died in a one-car accident on April 15, 2017.
Isaiah Thomas began playing basketball at the local community center in Tacoma and went on to average 31.2 points as a junior at Curtis Senior High, where he received scholarship to the University of Washington. However, due to academic deficiency, he was sent to South Kent (Conn.) Prep School for two years, felicitated by Washington coaches, and qualified for the standardized test in 2008.
During the 2008-09 season, he was named 'Pac-10 Freshman of the Year' and was selected first team 'All-Pac-10' in the next two seasons with an average of 16.4 points in three seasons at UW. In his junior year, he scored 28 points and hit the game-winning shot in the Pac-10 championship game against Arizona on March 12, 2011, and was among ten finalists for the ‘Bob Cousy Award’.
On March 31, 2011, Isaiah Thomas announced he would forego his senior year at college to enter the NBA draft, and subsequently appeared in his pre-draft documentary entitled ‘Road To The NBA-The Isaiah Thomas Story’. He was picked as the last pick in the draft, 60th overall, by Sacramento Kings, where he was named 'NBA Rookie of the Month' twice for the months of February and March 2012.
On August 20, 2016, Isaiah Thomas married longtime girlfriend Kayla Wallace. The couple already had two sons, James and Jaiden, and the family lives in Tacoma, Washington.
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