Isaiah Thomas Calls All-Defensive Teams a ‘Joke’

by June 27, 2017

Isaiah Thomas was upset that none of his Boston Celtics teammates were named to the NBA’s All-Defensive teams Monday.

The biggest travesty, however, may have been Thomas himself getting an All-Defensive vote.

The All-Star point guard is universally thought of as a defensive liability.


After Game 5 of the Boston Celtics’ first-round NBA playoff series against the Chicago Bulls, Avery Bradley tried to praise teammate Isaiah Thomas for his admirable defensive effort.


Thomas’ response: “Nah, don’t hype me. … I’m fine with being the worst defender (in the league).”


Fast forward to Monday, when the NBA released its All-Defense teams and vote getters.


That’s right: Thomas, all 5-foot-9 (or less) of him, received exactly one All-Defense vote.