Twitter can’t seem to keep their Thomases straight.
Former Pistons point guard Isiah Thomas has been the subject of scrutiny and criticism since the start of ESPN’s “The Last Dance” reached television screens in April. In the docuseries, Thomas is painted as a villain to the Jordan-led Bulls teams, as Twitter has reached its apex of hate for the retired guard and front-office man.
This has led to some confusion. But, Twitter can be impetuous and reckless, as we know. A few weeks ago, current NBA point guard Isaiah Thomas — note the extra A in the first name — took to Twitter to explain that he wasn’t the Thomas of Detroit fame.
Y’all be tweeting me mad at me like I was tryna hurt Jordan lol
— Isaiah Thomas (@isaiahthomas) April 27, 2020
Well, it’s happening again. On Sunday, Oklahoma Sooners defensive end Isaiah Thomas — also spelled with that extra A — pointed out he’s getting some extra attention due to the name.
People in my DM’s like I was the one beefin with Jordan
— Isaiah Thomas (@Isaiah_t55) May 4, 2020
This Isaiah Thomas is entering his junior season coming off a two-sack campaign in 2019. You won’t find him near a basketball court, folks. There is another Thomas, just as there was another babka.
Some of the replies were confusingly hilarious.
I have lost respect for Magic and Larry, they had something to do with you not being on the Dream Team, period!!!
— WILLIAM A SPEIGHT,SR (@PAPASP8) May 4, 2020
Pretty impressive to have an NBA career, get younger and come back and play college football
— Brian James (@BJam3s) May 4, 2020
Tell them Michael Jordan never scored a single point on you.
— InsideHoops.com NBA (@InsideHoops) May 4, 2020
You should stop whining, who would you rather have on the dream team you or Michael? You should pick Michael! Your Coach did!
— Girard 21 (@goodyear50) May 4, 2020
So, please, Twitter, stop sending mean DMs to dudes named Isaiah Thomas. You’re not getting anything done. Just hurting feelings.
(By the way, you can find the real Isiah here.)