Isaiah Thomas Makes Pelicans Debut, Wears Jersey Number as Tribute

Isaiah Thomas pulled on a shirt number recognizable to ace b-ball fans wherever as he made his NBA return on Tuesday night for the New Orleans Pelicans, and offered his colleagues a brief look at what he can do. 

Showing up in his first alliance game in quite a while, Thomas scored 10 focuses, incorporating eight successive in the principal half, in a 123-107 misfortune to the Atlanta Hawks. 

The previous University of Washington point watch took the floor in No. 24, which was an accolade for the late Kobe Bryant of the Los Angeles Lakers. 

"The uniform was accessible and Kobe was one of my nearby guides," Thomas clarified. "It was the chance to play tribute to probably the best player who at any point played the game." 

To the extent numbers go, Thomas wore No. 2 for the UW, which is resigned now and holds tight a flag from the rafters of Alaska Airlines Arena. 

In the NBA, he additionally has wore shirts 3, 4, 7 and 22 in his all around voyaged master b-ball profession. 

Throughout the end of the week, Thomas, 32, marked a 10-day contract with New Orleans as he endeavors to revive his professional ball vocation. His past game appearance had come in February last season for the Washington Wizards. 

Against the Hawks, he drew 25 minutes of game time and hit a long 3-pointer to begin for a group that needs a lift.