Isaiah Thomas isn’t bitter toward the Boston Celtics as an organization, but that doesn’t mean he’ll be schmoozing with all the executives next time he’s in town.
The new Cleveland Cavaliers point guard sat down with Sports Illustrated’s Lee Jenkins recently to talk about everything that’s unfolded over the past year, from his excellent 2016-17 season to his younger sister’s death and his eventual trade from the Celtics to the Cavs for Kyrie Irving. And while Thomas said he still loves the city of Boston, it’s clear he’s not looking to chat with Celtics president of basketball operations Danny Ainge any time soon.
“Boston is going to be all love,” Thomas said. “I might not ever talk to Danny again. 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. That’s not right. I’m not saying eff you. But every team in this situation comes out a year or two later and says, ‘We made a mistake.’ That’s what they’ll say, too.”
The Cavs and Celtics meet in Cleveland on NBA Opening Night next Tuesday. Thomas won’t be on the court, however, as he’s still nursing a hip injury.
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