Tuesday, June 28th, 2011 at 12:42 pm  |  8 responses

Video: The Isaiah Thomas Story

Undersized but not outworked.

Above is a trailer for the upcoming documentary “Road To The NBA – The Isaiah Thomas Story”, which details former Washington Huskie Isaiah Thomas’ journey to and preparation for the NBA Draft. From training in Las Vegas at IMPACT Basketball Academy, to the Chicago Pre-Draft Combine, to working out back home in Tacoma/Seattle, to being selected by the Sacramento Kings in the NBA Draft, this project reveals his entire process from beginning to end. Thomas has been doubted each and every step of his career. Constantly told that he’s too short, too small, can’t do this, and can’t do that all the way back to his days in Jr High and High School, throughout the AAU Circuit and All American Camps, in College, and especially now in his quest to the NBA. Nonetheless, at every level he has done more than enough to disprove his doubters and leave an emphatic stamp, breaking records and winning championships every stop along the way.

Although he is still being doubted, this film is far more than just the classic “Underdog Story”. It is also much more than simply a highlight tape of Isaiah in the gym putting in extra hours, getting up extra shots, and working out against other top NBA prospects. This film captures who he really is off the court. His true feelings, expectations, goals, motivations, struggles, and fears (or lack thereof) are all on full display and eloquently presented for viewers to see. The film is scheduled for release in December.

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  • Ryan.T.

    Definitely looking forward to this documentary. I’m surprised he dropped so far in the draft, getting picked dead last and all… He will make an impact for the Kings organization though.

  • marc

    This dude is going to be iite.

  • kh

    I really enjoy when athletes allow us to see life through their eyes (aka vicariously)

  • http://slamonline.com Ugh

    Needs a professional name, like when actors put an initial in their name when there’s another actor with the same name. “J. Isaiah Thomas” or “Isaiah Q. Thomas”.

  • manigault

    small guys who make it to the nba tend to be good

  • Ray Rigney

    I have seen this guy first hand do what guys twice his couldn’t. Was one of his coaches when he played for “dynasty” in Tacoma. Made a believer out of me a long time ago. Has proved a lot of people wrong. Biggest heart that I have ever seen. That is something you can’t teach. Scored a lot of points for us but made everybody better and we believed we could win every game we played. God bless him and he is my proof that size don’t mean nothing!!!! Go Zeke!!!!!!

  • BeanMan

    the real question is. . can he be a better 60th overall pick then semih erden???

  • majic

    Dam straight he can. Im glad we took him with the 60th. Mans goona put in the work, rep Sacto and be a contributor on our up n coming team. Keep the faith Isaiah Thomas. Heart n Hussle