A high school student in Cambridge, Mass., got the surprise of his life thanks to Isaiah Thomas.
Robbie McNulty recently was playing basketball by himself in St. Peter’s Park in Cambridge when he saw someone else come onto the court. The 14-year-old said he didn’t think anything of it at first because of Thomas’ short stature (for an NBA player), but McNulty immediately recognized the Boston Celtics point guard when he started coming toward him.
“It was really just insane,” McNulty said on “Good Morning America” on Monday. “So when I was playing basketball before he came, I saw somebody walking towards me, but he wasn’t that tall, so I didn’t expect anything. … He was at about half-court and then I took another shot and then I turned around and then he’s just staring at me, walking towards me.”
“I immediately know who he is because I’m a huge Celtics fan. I’m just speechless. … I’m just dribbling for like five seconds with my mouth open. I couldn’t believe it.”
McNulty said Thomas asked if he could play and the two chatted about the Celtics while they were shooting the ball around. However, McNulty’s stroke of good luck didn’t end there, as Thomas sent a video to “GMA” with a special surprise for the teenager.
“What’s up Robbie?” Thomas said in the video. “It’s Isaiah Thomas. Thanks for letting me shoot hoops with you the other day. Keep working on that jumper. I know we talked about this upcoming season and I’d like to invite you to one of my games as my guest. See you at the Garden.”
We have to guess that McNulty, who just started high school, is about to become a pretty popular kid in the neighborhood if he isn’t already.
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