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Boston's Isaiah Thomas better than Pistons' Isiah?

Has Isaiah Thomas reached Isiah Thomas' level? USA TODAY Sports, Getty Images

Since he came to the NBA, Boston Celtics point guard Isaiah Thomas has always been the other Isaiah Thomas, having been named after (but not identically to) Detroit Pistons legend Isiah Thomas, as detailed in a recent ESPN video feature.

Yet now that the younger Thomas is on his way to his second consecutive All-Star Game, has established himself as the league's premier fourth-quarter scorer and is drawing "MVP" chants from Celtics fans, he's making a name for himself.

In fact, a case can be made that Isaiah is having a better season than Isiah -- and a lot of legends -- ever did. Can Isiah now be considered the other Isaiah?