I’m an NBA icon who has earned $35 million during career – now I’m unemployed and fighting to find new team aged 34

A TWO-time NBA All-Star has yet to give up hope of a comeback at the age of 34.

Isaiah Thomas, a former standout guard for the Sacramento Kings and Boston Celtics last played in April 2022.

Thomas' last game came in 2022 for the Hornets

Thomas’ last game came in 2022 for the HornetsCredit: Getty

He has earned over $35million during his NBA career

He has earned over $35million during his NBA careerCredit: Getty
The final pick in the 2011 NBA Draft, the Washington product headed for California where he made an early impact for the Kings.

Named an All-Rookie Second-Teamer, Thomas made 216 appearances during his first three years in Sacramento before heading for the Phoenix Suns via a sign-and-trade deal in 2014.

However, his time in the City of Brotherly Love was short-lived, as he was eventually traded to the Celtics in early 2015.

Two All-Star appearances followed in three seasons and 179 games with the Celtics before he was once again on the move.

This time he was part of a trade with the Cleveland Cavaliers that saw Kyrie Irving leave Ohio.

Things didn’t pan out for him in Cleveland, as he was traded to the Los Angeles Lakers just under six months later.

Unfortunately for Thomas, this uncertainty proved to be the new normal, spending time with the Denver Nuggets, Washington Wizards, New Orleans Pelicans, Lakers, Dallas Mavericks, Charlotte Hornets, and the Grand Rapids Gold during the next four seasons.

Much of this had to do with Thomas’ seemingly endless bad luck with injuries.

Among the injuries/surgeries he has sustained since 2013 are a quadriceps contusion, arthroscopic wrist surgery, sprained ankle, back injury, groin strain, arthroscopic hip surgery, thumb surgery, and hip resurfacing, as per NBC Sports Washington and ESPN.

Now out of the game since 2022, Thomas is reportedly attempting a comeback, per Jamal Crawford.

Thomas supposedly has a “has a private workout set up” in Las Vegas, Nevada on Tuesday.

Multiple teams are reportedly set to be in attendance.

Thomas has made 550 NBA appearances

Thomas has made 550 NBA appearancesCredit: Getty

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