Today is your last chance to vote for Isaiah Thomas to be an All-Star starter. Do it now!
Seriously, go vote then come back and read why later.
Ok, if you really must read why, here’s some reasons.
Wait, really? Do I really need to do this to convince you to vote? Have you watched any games this year?
Ok, fine, here goes.
Thomas isn’t just playing at an All-Star level—he’s putting himself into the MVP consideration discussion.
Granted, even if Isaiah Thomas doesn’t get the fan votes to start in the game, some combination of the players and media or the coaches will likely get him there. However, that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t still vote for him.
There are a lot of great guards in the East, and there’s a chance that a couple of them could get enough votes and support to be starters. Giving Thomas the All Star start would be just that much more validation of his career and stature in the league.
The latest results showed Thomas trailing Dwyane Wade by 113,195 votes.
- Kyrie Irving - 971,362
- Dwyane Wade - 514,866
- DeMar DeRozan - 453,538
- Isaiah Thomas - 401,671
Putting Wade in would simply be a career accomplishment award and a popularity contest. It would also rob someone more deserving from getting in the game.
Still need more reasons? Perhaps you are new here and need some narrative backup with some stats sprinkled in. Here you go.
Long one of the league’s most creative scorers, Isaiah Thomas has raised his scoring average to over 28 points a game in only 33 minutes of action. Thomas can get in the lane with the best of them, and he’s adept at scoring among the trees and getting to the free throw line. That’s always been his bread-and-butter, but he’s also diligently subtracted his already low rate of long two-point shots with even more threes that he makes with even greater accuracy. In his sixth season, Thomas has become an efficiency monster.
Beyond that, he’s earned a reputation for stepping up in the clutch.
Isaiah Thomas is averaging 9.9 points per game in the 4th quarter, the most for any player since '96. Unbelievable! (per @nbastats) #NBAVOTE pic.twitter.com/2HfYtlpDBz— Kevin O'Connor (@KevinOConnorNBA) January 14, 2017
Most impressive aspect of this 4th Q stat is @Isaiah_Thomas' efficiency; a 57.2 eFG% and 68 TS% on a 43.1% usage is so bonkers. #NBAVote— Kevin O'Connor (@KevinOConnorNBA) January 14, 2017
Seriously, go vote. Do it at their website, via twitter, whatever you need to do.
Good morning, #Celtics fans! Isaiah Thomas needs your help - today is the last day to cast your #NBAVOTE & send I.T. to NOLA. RT to vote! pic.twitter.com/x0PC1IDz6o— Boston Celtics (@celtics) January 16, 2017