Isaiah Thomas' early ejection against the Blazers on Friday night was the first time an NBA player had been ejected in the first two minutes of a game since Greg Ostertag in December of 2002.
Isaiah Thomas was ejected 88 seconds into the Wizards hosting the Trail Blazers tonight.— ESPN Stats & Info (@ESPNStatsInfo) January 4, 2020
According to @EliasSports, Thomas is the first player since Greg Ostertag in December 2002 to be ejected within the first two minutes of an NBA game. pic.twitter.com/X68QfEqbo4
While the contact between Thomas and the official was minimal at most, the fact that no other player had been ejected that quickly in almost two decades, shows how rare of an incident it was.
To put it into perspective how long ago it was when Ostertag was tossed, the easiest way I can describe it is with the No. 1 song in the United States during that time.
"Lose Yourself" by Eminem.
It's been that long.
Hopefully, Thomas will be available for the Wizards next game tomorrow night when they host the red-hot Denver Nuggets at Capital One Arena.
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