Celtics’ Thomas Hopes To Pick Patriots’ QB Tom Brady’s Brain, Learn From The Champion
Boston Celtics' point guard Isaiah Thomas is putting together quite the season for the Eastern Conference's third ranked team. As the stretch run begins to take shape and the playoffs loom around the corner, Thomas could stand to take advise from someone who's been there and done that, when it comes to going on championship runs.It seems that the 27-year-old has a certain person in mind that he'd like to have a chat with; New England Patriots' quarterback Tom Brady.
While Brady isn't known for his basketball skills, he is a proven leader and champion. On Tuesday, Thomas expressed some interest in sitting down with the 4-time Super Bowl champion, on his twitter account.
According to ESPN's Chris Forsberg, Thomas was a top target of the Boston media following the team's practice today, as they looked for him to expand on his surprising tweet.
When asked about the tweet, Thomas just said that he'd like to pick Brady's mind, similar to experiences he's had with other outstanding athletes around the world of sports.
"I got the chance to talk to Kobe [Bryant]. I'm real good friends with Floyd Mayweather, so I get to pick guys-like-that's brains. I just would like to sit down and actually meet [Brady] and also just pick his brain about winning championships and how he goes about his day, how he prepares. I like his preparation to everything. I like to pick guys' brains, especially the best in the business, best in their field, and see what he has to say to me. Hopefully I can make it happen."
Not only do Thomas and Brady have in common the fact that they are stars of their respective teams, but they were also both late round draft picks that have overcome long odds to succeed in the game.
Brady is, of course, arguably the biggest steal in the history of professional sports drafts, as the Pats snagged him with the 199th pick in the sixth round of the 2000 NFL Draft. Not to out do the King of New England, Thomas was drafted dead last with the 60th overall pick in the second round of the 2011 NBA Draft.
If the two do find a way to meet up, maybe Brady can impart some championship wisdom on the fourth year guard, as the C's look to make a run in the postseason.
I'm sure, Celtics fans would love to feel the join Patriots fans have experienced for the past 16 seasons.