Boston Celtics point guard Isaiah Thomas thinks he can become an NBA All-Star, and is aiming to rep the C’s at the big game in Toronto next year.
Thomas, during an appearance last week on Sirius XM‘s “Going the Distance” boxing program, said that his biggest goal in 2015-16 is to push Boston back into the postseason.
The 26-year-old also discussed his friendship with superstar boxer Floyd Mayweather.
“First off, team goals, we just want to build from what we did last year,” said Thomas. “We made the playoffs, but we definitely weren’t satisfied. We think we have a better team than we had last year and we have a full season together — it’s only going to make us better. My goal for the team is to make the playoffs and just build from there. Hopefully win some games and win a series and go from there. Just getting there and having that experience was amazing last year.
“Then, individual goals, I don’t have too many. When you achieve your team goals, then your individual success comes. But I definitely feel like I can be an All-Star. I’m not just saying that. I honestly feel that way. With hard work and dedication and just taking my craft serious. And, with the opportunity given with the Boston Celtics, I feel like I can reach that goal. That’s a goal of mine. First and foremost it comes with team goals. And just getting [to the playoffs] and being the best team we can possibly be.”
The interview focused heavily on the bond between Thomas and Mayweather, including their recently spotlighted pickup games. […] “[Mayweather is] pretty good, actually,” said Thomas. “He can shoot the ball. And he knows how to play the game. He’s such a big fan of the game of basketball. Obviously, watching a lot, you know how to kinda do the things that you watch on TV. He’s pretty good. He’s very solid in all areas. I was surprised. I was very surprised.”