Isaiah Thomas became an NBA All-Star last season, but despite his rise to fame after a relatively quiet start to his NBA career, Thomas is still as humble as ever.
A 14-year-old boy from Masechussats can testify to this after a chance, and frankly incredible meeting with Thomas over the weekend.
The Boston Celtics guard made his way to St. Peter's Park where he found Robbie McNulty playing a little bit of basketball.
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The child posted a photo of the extraordinary encounter on Instagram and has been on Good Morning America, as well as featured in the Boston Globe since.
Thomas even replied to the boy's post by commenting: “Nice rebounding for u.”
"It was really just insane. ... I saw somebody walking toward me but he wasn't that tall, so I didn't expect [it to be a NBA player]," McNulty told GMA. "I took another look and then, 'Oh, I know that guy.'
"He was at about half court and then I took another shot. Then I turned around and he’s just like staring at me, walking towards me. I immediately know who he is because I’m a huge Celtics fan. I’m just speechless."
"[McNulty] was the only kid there," Thomas told the Globe. “So I’m like, ‘I’m just going to go get some shots up with him.’ When I walked over, he rebounded his own shot and turned around and I’m like, ‘Can I get a couple shots?’ And he stopped. He didn’t even say a word, like his eyes were so big. He just stopped and froze and I’m like, ‘Pass me the ball.'"
Thomas has now invited the kid to a game next season and a nice little friendship is blossoming. Does Thomas have better things to be doing in the offseason? Probably, but it's still a really cool story.