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Celtics' Isaiah Thomas: 'I'd Be The Best Player Ever' If Taller

Isaiah Thomas didn't mince words when talking about how good he could be if only he were taller.

You're probably already aware that Isaiah Thomas is a short guy—5-foot-9, to be exact, but that hasn't hindered him one bit in the NBA, as he's blossomed into a legitimate superstar over the past couple of years. This year, he led the Boston Celtics to a No. 1 seed in the Eastern Conference, while scoring 28.9 points per game during the regular season.

That's pretty impressive, and it makes you wonder how good Thomas could be if he were a traditional height for an NBA player.

I'll let him answer that:

"I'd be the best player ever, and everybody would think that," Thomas said with a smile on Good Morning America on Friday. "No question about it."

Cocky? Maybe, but it's hard not to believe him. He's known for his relentless style of play, and adding some length and height could only make him better.

Tonight, the Celtics take on the Cleveland Cavaliers in Game 2 of the Eastern Conference Finals. They're down 1-0.