In December of 2017, Isaiah Thomas appeared with other notable local athletes in a video for Macklemore at the Seattle rapper’s concert in KeyArena.
It would have been perfect if Macklemore had performed his hit, “The Ceiling Can’t Hold Us,’’ when Thomas’ No. 2 jersey was retired and raised to the Alaska Airlines Arena rafters during the Huskies’ Feb. 17 game against Colorado.
That’s because the ex-Husky has soared much higher despite being just 5-foot-9. “He was the only one who didn’t know he wasn’t tall,’’ former Husky coach Lorenzo Romar says.
Thomas played three seasons at Washington (2008-09 to 2010-11), scoring 1,721 points and leading the Huskies to three conference championships.
“Words can’t describe how grateful I am to receive this honor,’’ the two-time NBA All-Star says. “The UW provided me with the opportunity and support to pursue my dream.”
To see a recap of the event on social media, you can revisit the hashtag #2therafters on Twitter and Instagram.
Below, watch Thomas’ halftime speech in the video: