Washington guard Isaiah Thomas is still using as motivation an article that appeared on a Seattle fan site calling him "Stacy Patton."
Patton is a fictional NBA player played by the late Malik Sealy who in the movie "Eddie" gets benched by Knicks coach Whoopi Goldberg.
It's been revealed since the article that Thomas had been likely playing with a broken bone in his shooting hand, and even though it's yet to heal, he's playing well in all facets of the game.
Thomas in the NCAA tournament asked to guard Marquette's best player while racking up 19 points and eight assists. Against New Mexico, he had 15 points and seven assists.
And today in the Sweet 16, he can play knowing that Seattle Sportsnet loves him again.