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Isaiah Thomas shows off impressive collection of signed jerseys

Isaiah Thomas shows off impressive collection of signed jerseys

Like most sports fanatics, Isaiah Thomas has accumulated quite the jersey collection. The difference between him and the rest of us? He met all the people who's signed jerseys are hanging on his wall. 

Thomas showed off his collection to Chris Miller (watch above) as a part of his interview on the Wizards Talk Podcast, and we're going to go through it with him. 

First, he showed off his non-basketball collection, featuring Ken Griffey Jr., David Ortiz Tom Brady and Sidney Crosby. It's anyone's guess how he came across a dreaded Crosby jersey, but it's safe to assume he got the Brady and Ortiz jerseys from his time in Boston and his Griffey from his roots in Seattle. 

Continuing with the Seattle theme, Thomas turned to two Sonics legends in Gary Payton, Shawn Kemp and Kevin Durant. Thomas has been one of the biggest advocates for the NBA returning to Seattle, and bringing up the days of Payton and Kemp would make anyone miss the Sonics. 

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Next up, former Wizards teammate John Wall, Derrick Rose, Vince Carter, Muggsy Bogues, one of the best small guards to ever play, Brandon Roy and Jamal Crawford. 

Then, Thomas moved to his "Hitter List." It's a wall consisting of Kobe Bryant, Michael Jordan, Allen Iverson, LeBron James, Dwyane Wade, Kevin Garnett, Chris Paul, Carmelo Anthony, Damon Stoudemire and James Harden. 

"Those are killers right there," Thomas said.

So, the main takeaway here? Thomas has a jersey collection that would make anyone jealous and he still has plenty of time to add to it before his career is over. That's when we might need a follow-up video to see the complete collection. 

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Wizards rookie Admiral Schofield modeled his game after Carmelo Anthony

Wizards rookie Admiral Schofield modeled his game after Carmelo Anthony

When the news broke that Carmelo Anthony signed a contract with the Trail Blazers and was coming back to the NBA, a ton of players made their excitement known. 

Isaiah Thomas and Jordan McRae were the Wizards who were clearly pumped about the move, while LeBron James and Dwyane Wade chimed in as well.

On a podcast with Brian Scalabrine, Wizards rookie Admiral Schofield explained how excited he was that Anthony was back and that he modeled some of his game after the 10-time All-Star.

"Honestly I modeled my mid-post game after [Carmelo] ever since I was in middle school," Schofield said. "I mean, Melo's Melo. Everyone loves Melo because of how he played the game and his flavor and the style he brought to the game and to see him get a deal is just great; he deserves to be in this league."

Anthony may not appeal to many NBA executives as a valuable asset to their team, but his popularity amongst current and former players is undeniable. 

With the Blazers struggling to play up to expectations now that Zach Collins and Jusuf Nurkic are out for extended time, Anthony might be the boost Portland needs to get back on track. 

However, the Blazers don't typically have problems scoring with Damian Lillard and CJ McCollum running the show. It's their defense that needs the most help right now and Anthony is certainly not going to provide any assistance there. 

The Blazers will be in town to play the Wizards on January 3, so fans can get perhaps a last look at Anthony on the court unless this Portland stint goes incredibly well. 

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Isaiah Thomas is excited Carmelo Anthony signed with the Trail Blazers

Isaiah Thomas is excited Carmelo Anthony signed with the Trail Blazers

Carmelo Anthony is back in the NBA after signing a non-guaranteed contract with the Trail Blazers Thursday night. 

The NBA world was buzzing after Adrian Wojnarowski broke the news, and Wizards guard Isaiah Thomas is certainly hyped up about the 10-time All-Star getting another shot at playing.

Anthony is still one of the league's most popular players even though he's well past his prime as a top scoring threat. With the Blazers reeling following a 4-8 start to the season, perhaps Anthony can give them the boost they need to climb back up the Western Conference standings. 

An unsuccessful season with the Thunder in 2017-18 and a very short stint with the Rockets at the beginning of last season has left Anthony permanently on the sidelines for over a year. 

His shot selection on offense and his general lack of effort on defense has given teams serious caution to signing him to their rosters, but it appears the Blazers are willing to take the risk. 

And if Thomas had his way, a few more players with proven offensive skillsets and questionable defensive fits would get back into the league too. 

The Wizards will host the Trail Blazers on January 3rd. 

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