By Tyler Sullivan Follow on Twitter @TylerSully
I couldn’t care less that Isaiah Thomas is an All Star.
I know how good of a player he is without the accolade, but it meant a lot to him so great.
I do very much care, on the other hand, that he is in Toronto for All Star weekend.
Metaphorically speaking, Thomas has been rubbing shoulders with the brightest of NBA stars. Wouldn’t it be nice to have him schmooze and talk about how great of a basketball town Boston is?
This is hardly a new concept. I seem to recall a past All Star game where Doc Rivers was reportedly cornered by LeBron James and Dwayne Wade and asked to be the head coach of the Miami Heat. Obviously that didn’t happen, but it’s an example that these conversations and pitches go on when all the stars get together.
It seems that Isaiah Thomas understands this.
It is interesting to note that Hawks center Al Horford, who has been linked to Boston, is in Toronto as well as Kings big man Demarcus Cousins.
Thomas is already a cool guy from what I can see and it’s obvious that people like him. It also doesn’t hurt that he has his close friend Floyd Mayweather hanging around Causeway Street every now and again.
CSNNE’s Chris Mannix said during one of the recent telecasts, and I’m paraphrasing, that he hasn’t met any NBA player that doesn’t want to be friends with Mayweather. They love the lifestyle.
Thomas should use every resource at his disposal to get the best talent to Boston. He is the type of player that may be able to get it done.