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Isaiah Thomas eulogizes sister, Chyna: I wanted to quit, but I’ll keep going for her

Washington Wizards v Boston Celtics - Game One

BOSTON, MA - APRIL 30: Isaiah Thomas #4 of the Boston Celtics waits to be announced before Game One of the Eastern Conference Semifinals against the Washington Wizards at TD Garden on April 30, 2017 in Boston, Massachusetts. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this Photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images)

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Isaiah Thomas helped the Celtics eliminated the Bulls in Game 6 on Friday Chicago and then, despite reportedly arriving in Boston at 4 a.m. yesterday, led the Celtics to a Game 1 win over the Wizards.

Between, he flew to Washington for the funeral for his sister, Chyna, who died just before the playoffs.

Isaiah at the funeral, via Jenna Hanchard of KING:

When I found out the news, I wanted to give up and quit. And never in my life have I ever thought about quitting.
For most of our lives, Chyna was right by my side.
I realized quitting isn’t an option. That’s an easy way out. I will keep going for my sister, as I know she wouldn’t want me to stop. I love you Chyna, and I miss you so much, and everything I do for the rest of my life will be for you.

Thomas has held it together so well on the court. This video is a powerful reminder what he’s going through – and how incredible it is that he continues to persevere.