Campus Sports recently caught up with Boston Celtics and former Washington Huskies guard Isaiah Thomas in Los Angeles for the latest episode of our web series, “Time Out.”
Thomas discussed a wide range of topics from his time in Seattle to his NBA career, the always interesting Michael Jordan vs. Kobe Bryant debate and the upcoming boxing pay-per-view involving his good friend, Floyd Mayweather.
Who does Thomas have in the MJ – Kobe debate?
“Michael Jordan is the greatest of all time,” Thomas said, “but my favorite, obviously, is Kobe Bryant. Michael didn’t try to make his game like nobody. He has that edge because he really didn’t look up to anybody. Kobe had Jordan to look up to to try to emulate his game.”
Thomas also explained how he first became friends with boxing star Floyd Mayweather, who actually reached out to him and then took him out for a — of all things — Robin Thicke concert.
“A few years ago when I was in college, I actually went to go watch him train. He’s a big basketball fan, so when I went to go watch him he knew who I was — which was crazy,” Thomas recalled. “From that day on, we clicked. He ended up getting my number somehow, reached out to me and asked me to go to a Robin Thicke concert that night, and ever since that night we’ve been real good friends.”
As for the upcoming Mayweather fight, Thomas expects a finish in impressive fashion.
“Since it is supposedly his last one, I think he’ll go out in style and try to knock the guy out,” Thomas predicted.