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For the first time in his career, Isaiah Thomas has made an All-NBA team. After significantly elevating his game this season and finishing as the third top scorer in the league, the point guard was named to the Second Team earlier today:



While it may not be the first team, making the All-NBA Second Team is a huge honor, especially with the amazing individual performances by guards this season. The little guy nabbed a spot over Jimmy Butler and John Wall (who both made the third team), as well as Kyle Lowry, Chris Paul, Kyrie Irving, Klay Thompson, Damian Lillard, CJ McCollum and other notable backcourt players who failed to make any of the three teams. That's a whole lot of star power that Isaiah finished in front of. Here is the final voting:



As you can see, Isaiah finished with a comfortable lead over the next closest guards. He may have been the last pick and overlooked for much of his career, but the voters were certainly aware of his incredible season. The next closest vote-getter in the backcourt was John Wall, who was still very far behind:



IT commented on the humbling news once it broke:



Taylor Snow captured more of his reaction:

“It’s a blessing,” Thomas said Thursday afternoon, moments after hearing the news. “It’s a blessing from God and from the Celtics for giving me the opportunity to be myself.

“And my teammates,” he added. “It’s not just something for me; it’s for this team. They allow me to be who I am, and they like me for who I am, so that says a lot about this team, this organization.”

Isaiah joined some great company in the league and the Celtics franchise -- the last Celtic to make any All-NBA team was Rajon Rondo, and the last to make as high as a Second Team was Paul Pierce:



Congrats Isaiah! You have surely earned the honor.


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Photo via @Celtics

Erik Johnson 5/18/2017 06:43:00 PM Edit
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