Corey: Thomas More Than Justified to Hold Grudge Toward Celtics
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Last month, the trade that everyone has been talking about which shipped Isaiah Thomas, Jae Crowder, and more to the Cleveland Cavaliers for Kyrie Irving, was finalized and emotions ran wild.
The 5-foot-9 point guard has not shied away from voicing his opinion of feeling betrayed after everything he gave to the organization which ranges between playing through a hip injury to showing up and giving his all just a day after the tragic death of his sister, Chyna.
Thomas repeatedly expressed his love and appreciation for the entire city of Boston who gave it all right back, even after being eliminated in five games by the Cavaliers.
On Wednesday, Thomas went on the record once again to clear the air on where he stands in terms of relationships between himself and the fans as well as the President of Basketball Operations for the Boston Celtics, Danny Ainge.
“I might not ever talk to Danny again,” Thomas said. “That might not happen. I’ll talk to everybody else. But what he did, knowing everything I went through, you don’t do that, bro.” It’s safe to say that the Washington University product still has some hard feelings, and understandably so.
For the fans, Thomas’ appreciation will never sway. “Boston is going to be all love,” he vowed.
With this entire situation being resurfaced, it’s time to wonder whether or not Thomas is overreacting and should understand that the NBA is a business and just move on.
From my standpoint, the answer is simply no. Thomas understands that this was a business decision, however that doesn’t mean his feelings should evaporate. He is angry with what happened and is doing nothing more than stating where his mind is at.
The two-time All-Star also released a statement claiming that this has been a bittersweet experience. “Best year of my career, worst year of my life,” Thomas stated.
With a hip injury that is expected to sideline him until January at the earliest, fans won’t have the chance to see how he will respond on the court for the first few months of NBA action.