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Lakers News: Isaiah Thomas Says ‘It Sucks’ To Be A Laker Fan In Sacramento Reviewed by Momizat on . [new_royalslider id="222"] Sacramento Kings guard Isaiah Thomas is well known by Lakers fans as the tiny guard who kills the Lakers every time they play. In the [new_royalslider id="222"] Sacramento Kings guard Isaiah Thomas is well known by Lakers fans as the tiny guard who kills the Lakers every time they play. In the Rating: 0
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Lakers News: Isaiah Thomas Says ‘It Sucks’ To Be A Laker Fan In Sacramento

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Sacramento Kings guard Isaiah Thomas is well known by Lakers fans as the tiny guard who kills the Lakers every time they play. In their last game, Thomas dropped 26 points, eight assists, and two blocks against the Lakers.

Many may not know that Thomas grew up as a Lakers fan, because his father was a huge fan. So big, in fact, that Thomas got his name from his dad losing a bet when the Detroit Pistons beat the Lakers in the 1989 Finals.

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When Thomas was growing up, the Lakers and Kings were obviously fierce rivals. When he was drafted by them, there were some mixed emotions as he told James Herbert of SB Nation:

But growing up, like I said, I was in a Laker household and got brainwashed. My favorite player is Kobe Bryant. I like the Lakers [...] It sucks. I mean, it doesn’t suck I got drafted by the Kings, but that’s their biggest rival, so you gotta watch what you say about the Lakers around Sacramento.

Being the last pick of the 2011 Draft, Thomas was happy just to hear his name called, but it has to be weird to be drafted to your favorite team’s rival.

The Lakers eliminated the Kings from the playoffs in three consecutive years, including the famous 2002 Western Conference Finals. In between there were a number of contentious moments such as the Rick Fox-Doug Christie fight during a preseason game.

Thomas knows he has to be careful when talking about the Lakers in Sacramento, and it’s obvious why. But he can at least take it easy on the Lakers when he plays them sometimes.
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  • NITSbleedPURP

    Come on over to the Lakers THOMAS! We would welcome you with opened arms..especially if you have a season like this years

    Pts: 20.3

    REBS:2.8

    AST: 6.3

    • lakerfan0

      Well, he looks like a nice guy. :D

  • Butler

    I have very little confidence in the Lakers FO when it comes to drafting.Mitch Kupchak and Jim Buss passed up Monta Ellis for Von Wafer SMH.Mitch and Jim passed up Isiah Thomas a helluva player at Washington University 4 times and now we are stuck reading articles like this.Isiah Thomas was a life long Lakers fan and the Lakers passed him up with 4 different picks in the second round just to draft the terrible Darius Morris,Andrew Goudelock,Majock and some other joke.SMH!

    • tbiv21

      They haven’t done the greatest job with drafting second round picks, but how many of them actually pan out. People like to point out the exceptions in the second round, but the reality is most don’t make it in the NBA. Every single team that had a pick in the second round passed on Isaiah Thomas so you can’t blame them too much for that.

  • Robert L. I.

    You need to ask Greg Popovich. Seems he can do it again and again. I don’t know how Kupchak can do what he’s doing. How he continues to work for Jim Buss who has proven he’s got very limited b-ball knowledge. It must feel horrible having to lie to fans about the ridiculous moves they are making and why. I went back recently and read an article in S.I. With Brian Shaw. Jim Buss actually said to him he didn’t like the way Jackson coached because he didn’t run up and down the court like other coaches. What! Then Buss took all the people inside the organization with Championship in their blood and fired every last one of them. People who had been in the organization for 30 years. No longer do the Lakers have that talent at every level. It’s all gone. It will gave to be learned again. With Jim Buss leading the way I think the Lakers are going to be mediocre for a very long time.

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