Isaiah Thomas wants to be 'closest thing' to modern Allen Iverson

Boston Celtics All-Star point guard Isaiah Thomas has often expressed his appreciation for soon-to-be Hall of Famer Allen Iverson and, after taking part in Iverson's gala this week in Philadelphia, Thomas took to social media to gush again.

Thomas thanked Iverson while posting a picture on Twitter of an autographed Iverson jersey with the inscription, "To a real killa," with Iverson's autograph next to his familiar No. 3.

He also posted a picture of himself posing with Iverson on Instagram:

Thomas has repeatedly stressed his desire to be the best player in NBA history under 6 feet tall. Iverson was listed at 6 feet, but many have wondered if he was shorter than his official height.