#8. Isaiah Thomas – Basketball: 5´9¨
Isaiah Thomas wears the colors of the Boston Celtics in the NBA. The basketballer is a dwarf among giants, but he doesn´t lack in the skills department. Drafted last in the 2011 NBA Draft, Isaiah Thomas has done well to prove that size doesn´t factor too much when playing basketball, in turn, giving hope to millions worldwide to take up basketball despite not possessing a towering frame. The unthinkable happened in 2016 when Isaiah was named an NBA All-Star for the first time. When passion meets hard work and persistence, everything becomes possible. Isaiah is the epitome of overcoming the odds.