By: Zach Moritz
Born in Chicago
Lives in Michigan
Worked as a player and part owner of the Toronto Raptors
Who is loved by the Piston fans
Who loves his mom, basketball, education
Who fears crime, injuries, hate
Who gives hope, education, supportThomas
Isiah Thomas is an unbelievable man. Isiah set an NBA record of 1123 assists. In 1986 Isiah won all star game MVP. In the 1989 NBA finals the Pistons won the championship in four straight games against the Lakers. The following year Isiah was named MVP of the 1990 finals.
In the season of 1991 Isiah became the Pistons all time leading scorer. Throughout his career Isiah averaged 19.2 points per game. Isiah was named the NBA’s 50th anniversary all time team. One game Isiah scored 16 points in 90 seconds. Later Thomas was inducted into the NBA hall of fame. Isiah was a hero in the eyes of the fans.
Isiah had a rough beginning. When Isiah was young his dad left him and his 9 siblings. Throughout his early years Isiah lived in poverty. Isiah grew up in west Chicago surrounded by drugs, crime and alchohol. When isiah entered 9th grade he transfered to St Josephs this was better for education but it was a long distance from his home. At Isiahs new school there werefew African American kids which caused him to be treated different than everyone else. Isiah proved he can get through tough times.
Isiah is a good person on and off the court. Isiah is a caring man he thought about others not just himself. When on the court Isiah was very unselfish he was an outstanding passer.When Isiah played basketball he was very passionate about his team and the game. Isiah is giving out he paid tuition for more than 75 kids. These are only some of the positive qualities Isiah has.
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