Isaiah Thomas was born on February 7, 1989, in one of Washington’s beautiful cities and is America’s most prominent professional basketball player, currently playing as a 3-point guard for the Los Angeles Lakers in the NBA.
Thomas, who left his senior year at college to begin his NBA career with the Sacramento Kings in 2011, is now one of the leading basketball players to be reckoned with. He has received numerous awards, including the “NBA All-Star” honors in 2016 and 2017 and the name “All-NBA Second Team” in 2017.
The “Pizza Boy” has always had a keen interest in basketball, so in his early school years, he devoted himself to nothing but playing for his school’s team.
Apart from his career on the basketball court, which may sound interesting to many, there are a few facts about Thomas’s birth story and personal life that might be equally interesting for you.
Salary and Net Worth
Isaiah Thomas earns about $6.261 million a year in salary after the Cleveland Cavaliers traded him for Jordan Clarkson and Larry Nance Jr. of the Lakers three hours before the NBA trading deadline in the first round of 2018.
So far, it can be said that Thomas has had a successful career as a basketball player. He attended the University of Washington where he started playing with the All Pac-10 team, but starting in 2011 he earned a large sum of money as a salary when he joined the NBA Draft and was selected by the Sacramento Kings as the 60th choice in the second round of the draft, who signed a 4-year contract worth $27,000,002 with him, which includes an average annual salary of $6,750,001. During his time with the Sacramento Kings, he was named the second all-rookie team in the NBA.
Thomas then made a fantastic career leap, reaching 38 points against Oklahoma City Thunder on January 19, 2014 – a career highlight. He then became the shortest player ever to score a triple-double in the NBA against the Washington Wizards on March 18, 2014. He was also named the fifth player under 6 feet to accomplish this feat, having averaged over 20 points and 6 assists per game.
Things began to change, however, after he joined the Boston Celtics on February 19, 2015, scoring up to 21 points off the bench in his debut match against the Los Angeles Lakers. Since his return in 2015, after an injury that excluded him from eight games of the season, he has continued to suffer from multiple hip injuries that will keep him out of the game for the rest of 2017. However, he scored 17 points in 19 minutes from the bench for the Cleveland Cavaliers, to whom he had switched on 22 August 2017. In an attempted defeat to Oklahoma City Thunder on 20 January 2018, he even scored a season-high of 24 points.
In the 2017-2018 season, Isaiah Thomas is expected to earn a base salary of $6,261,395, while he will achieve a cap hit of $6,261,395 and a dead cap of $6,261,395. His net worth, which currently stands at $20.4 million, is expected to increase by approximately 156% in the coming years due to his achievements.
Wife and Sons
Jesaja Thomas is a married man. He married his longtime girlfriend Kayla Wallace on August 20, 2016. The couple is blessed with two sons: Jaiden Thomas and James Tomas. The latter was named after her grandfather James. The African-American basketball player currently lives with his family in Tacoma, Washington.
Isaiah Thomas Family – Dad, Sister
Thomas was born as Isaiah Jamar Thomas. He got the name Thomas after the former famous Detroit Pistons Point Guard Isiah Thomas. His father, James, was a parts inspector at Boeing and a big basketball fan. In fact, Thomas was so named after James lost a bet with a friend during the 1989 NBA finals when he agreed to name his son after Detroit Guard Isiah Thomas if the Pistons beat his favorite club, the Laker. Finally, the Pistons swept over Los Angeles, and the rest is history.
Thomas had a sister named Chyna, who died after a car accident on Interstate 5 in Federal Way, Washington, on April 15, 2017. His mother, Tina Baldtrip, worked as a nurse.
Isaiah Thomas Height, Tooth and Body Measurement
Thomas, nicknamed “King of the Fourth”, is 1.75 m tall and weighs 84 kg (185 lbs.). In 2016 he was officially listed by the NBA as 5 feet 9 inches tall, but Thomas openly declared that he is even smaller and called himself a “little man”. According to him, he was only 5’8 inches tall.
He lost his 2017 Toot during the first quarter of the Celtics’ 123-111 Game 1 against the Wizards in the Eastern Conference semi-final. The incident occurred when Thomas tried to break off a pass but was suddenly hit on the mouth by Washington’s Otto Porter. The unfortunate collision resulted in the loss of his upper front tooth. What seemed strange to the spectators, Thomas quickly picked up his fallen tooth, gave it to a member of the medical staff in Bos
After the game was over, Thomas tried to get his tooth fixed, but all efforts to do so proved unsuccessful. While he is still hoping his tooth will be repaired, he continues his game and makes fun of his sudden tooth gap.