Isaiah Thomas on getting traded from Boston: 'It still hurts'

08 September, 2017, 00:30 | Author: Felix Jensen
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Isaiah Thomas had an emotional day two weeks ago when the Boston Celtics agreed to send him to the Cleveland Cavaliers, but the moment was far heavier for Jae Crowder who said his mother passed away minutes after he informed her about the trade. Thomas says he won't have to worry about being double- or triple-teamed any more.

Thomas touched on several subjects - the time he played immediately in the postseason after his sister Chyna died, his arrival and years in Beantown when the Celtics were rebuilding and irrelevant, and the idea of playing with LeBron James. If you haven't by now, read "This Is for Boston" by Isaiah Thomas.

"In my mind, I wanted to be the Celtics version of Brady and (Red Sox slugger David) Ortiz", he wrote.

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Now in Cleveland, he won't be looked at as "The Man" anymore, but as the sidekick to one of the best players in the world, the main reason why the player he replaced, Kyrie Irving, was so adamant to leave.

"I'mma just say this here, point-blank, to get it over with - and then you can go ahead and post it on whatever bulletin boards you want to", Thomas teased knowing he was about to drop a bomb on the National Basketball Association. "LeBron James! Dad - you get to play with LeBron James!". He finished fifth in the MVP voting, made the All-Star team, but when the offseason came, he got traded. But this year. man, it's not even going to be a thing. "It could be a part of a major trade package for the Cavs later this year, or, conceivably, the Cavs could make that pick next June", Vardon said. You really going to throw three guys on me, when I'm sharing a court with the best basketball player on the planet? But that won't just be 'the team I used to be on.' That's my old team.

Crowder's emotions had been all over the place since the end of the season, when the Celtics signed free agent forward Gordon Hayward and then drafted forward Jayson Tatum out of Duke. "I use it as motivation to keep fighting", he said about people doubting him, mostly because of his size. So maybe, I don't know. maybe that's something to be proud of.

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