Last Tuesday night, a 14-year-old boy named Robbie McNulty was shooting baskets by himself at St. Peter's Park in Cambridge.  Isaiah Thomas and his wife Kayla happened to be walking by the playground, leaving their son Jaiden's back-to-school night.

From Adam Himmelsbach of the Boston Globe:

Thomas saw an adult softball game taking place and told Kayla he wanted to swing a bat there. She told him that was not a good idea. Then he saw Robbie shooting baskets by himself.

“He was the only kid there,” Thomas said. “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.’ ”

“I was kind of just like dribbling with my mouth open and looking at him, maybe waiting for him to say something,” Robbie said. “He was like, ‘Can I shoot with you?’ And I’m thinking, ‘Can I shoot with you? Is this actually Isaiah Thomas?’ ”

A photo posted by Robbie🏀🏆 (@german_jesus_41) on

Isaiah even commented on Robbie's Instagram post, "Nice rebounding for u."

More from Himmelsbach:

Their basketball session lasted about 10 minutes, and Robbie texted his mother once it ended.

“Mom, you’re not even going to believe this,” he wrote. “The best thing ever just happened to me.”

His friends initially did not believe him. Then he sent a picture of himself with Thomas, and his friends could not believe some stupid puddles had kept them from going to the court that night.

This morning, Good Morning America picked up the story:

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Mark Van Deusen 9/12/2016 11:01:00 AM Edit
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