Some people just can’t escape their past — especially if that past is on Twitter.
Isaiah Thomas and LeBron James just became Cleveland Cavaliers teammates after a shocking blockbuster trade Tuesday that sent Kyrie Irving to the Boston Celtics. As tough as it will be for Thomas to leave Boston, he gets to play on a title contender with one of the greatest players of all time. Cool deal, right?
Sure, but their first meeting as teammates might be a little awkward. Shortly after the trade broke, the internet dug through Thomas’ old tweets to see if he had any prior thoughts about LeBron. Well, he did. And they weren’t exactly nice.
So, uh, Thomas apparently had a pretty strong opinion about the Kobe Bryant-LeBron debate back in the day.
In Thomas’ defense, these tweets are from seven years ago, back when he still was in college, as the Celtics coincidentally were putting the finishing touches on James and the Cavs in a playoff series. Not long after, James bolted to South Beach and joining the Miami Heat.
In time, however, James’ newest teammate changed his tune on The King after witnessing his game firsthand.
We’re sure Thomas and James will be excited to start a new chapter together in Cleveland. But there’s a lesson here for all of us: Be careful what you tweet.
H/t to For The Win
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