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You mentioned Isaiah. What have you thought of the boost he has brought this team? Epstein: He’s played remarkable. I think if you listen, the fans are just waiting for him to get in the game and start popping shots. And he delivers. I particularly like him, because it’s the first time we’ve had a player that’s eyeball-to-eyeball with me. I’ve had that discussion with him actually. Grousbeck: I’ve heard he actually says he wants to be the best 5-9 player in NBA history. He points out that Allen Iverson was 6 feet. I love him. I love his spirit. We’ve got him for three more years at least, but we’ve got building blocks in place here, young players for multiple years, and we’re gonna try to keep this group together and add to it over the summer and keep moving forward. Boston Globe

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Their friendship started five years ago, after Thomas attended a Mayweather workout in Las Vegas. Mayweather, a devoted basketball fan, immediately spotted Thomas in the crowd, arranged a meeting through a mutual friend, and took his new friend to a show. All in the same day. “We went to a Robin Thicke concert later that night, and since then, we’ve talked almost every day,” Thomas said of a friendship that has redefined the meaning of gift-giving. Boston Herald

The most important gift, it seems, is the bond that has formed between Thomas and Mayweather, 12 years his senior, who regards him as a young protege, their different sports notwithstanding. Both men are 5-foot-8 and infinitely pugnacious. That was the starting point before they actually met. “He’s 38, so he’s very old, but he treats me like a little brother,” Thomas said. “It’s weird sometimes. I think, wow, I’m close friends with Floyd Mayweather. Probably the best boxer of all time. But we’ve connected since that day we met. “He came to games in Sacramento, he was always at our games when we played the Lakers and Clippers. He came to games in Phoenix. Ever since that day I went to see him work out, he’s said, ‘I’ve seen you come to support me, so I’m going to support you.’ ” Boston Herald

March 26, 2015 Updates

Upon being asked about his impressions of the play two weeks after the fact, Iasiah Thomas did not take issue with Wade’s aggressive defense. He attempted to make a play on the ball and caught Thomas at a bad angle. Wade’s actions after the play did catch the ire of Thomas. "It is what it is,” Thomas said of the foul. The only thing I didn't like was how he looked at me after. You can't control that. He tried to block the shot, but the only thing I thought about when I watched the film was how he looked at me after." Boston Globe

Asked about the on-court dynamic between the two during their 46 games as a backcourt tandem, Thomas said, “It was nice. When we did play together, it worked. He’s a hell of a player.” “I talked with Isaiah. He’s happy here. He was a great teammate. We had a good relationship,” added Dragic, who then offered a glowing scouting report on Thomas, who returned from injury on Wednesday. “He can score in bunches. He’s an offensive-minded player. If he’s hot, he can score 30 points easy. He has that quality to put his team on his shoulders, especially on offense.” WEEI.com

March 25, 2015 Updates

Sean Grande: Isaiah Thomas will return for the Celtics tonight. No guarantee on how many minutes Thomas will play in his return. All based on feel. But he will enter the game in his regular spot. His 214 points are the most ever scored by a Celtic in his first ten games. Twitter @SeanGrandePBP

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