BOSTON - The Boston Celtics’ former leader is continuing his press appearances to rehash the events that led up to his trade from Boston. Thomas held nothing back in regards to his disdain for former GM, Danny Ainge.
Is Isaiah starting to look sour grapes? I say yes.
I am a proud, card carrying member of the Isaiah Thomas bandwagon. I love IT4. Watching “the little guy” surprise fans, every night with his remarkable ability to put the team on his under-sized back and will them to victory was one of the more exciting times in Celtics’ history.
Following the Celtics’ annual “Tip Off” Gala, Josue Pavon and yours truly got together to discuss the night’s events and how they related to Thomas’ latest media blab session, a session that found the former Celtics’ star declaring that he will likely never speak to Danny Ainge again.
Does Danny care? Better yet, do majority of Celtics’ fans care?
There’s no question that the city of Boston embraces the underdog. As stated during my appearance on the SB Nation Upside Podcast, every fanbase, especially Boston fans, love players that punch up. Isaiah was certainly a guy that punched up every time he laced up his kicks.
That said, Boston fans, coaches, players, front office, have seemingly moved on with excitement and anticipation for their new, uber-talented roster. In all of the Celtics’ media availability for games, practices and events, leading up to NBA Opening Night, no one in green have even mentioned Isaiah Thomas- they’re focused on their new teammates and new challenge to overtake Thomas’ new team, the Cleveland Cavaliers.
The love, respect and endearment to “the little guy” will always remain. Following IT4 blasting Danny Ainge, team co-owner and Governor, Wyc Grousbeck put the blame on himself.
The blame game should now end. The 2017-18 NBA Season is about to tip off. The Boston Celtics have a new roster and a new sense of anticipation for what their potential may be.
Isaiah is now a member of the Cleveland Cavaliers. He can now be considered LeBron James’ new “Robin” type character- not too shabby, IT.
It’s now time for Isaiah to do what’s best for himself and his career. It’s time for Isaiah to let go of his angst for his former home. It’s time for Thomas to embrace his new home. Heck, being the second option (behind LeBron), on a title contending team, isn’t so bad. For most NBA players, this would be a dream come true.
I hope for Isaiah’s sake, he can start to realize soon just what a good situation Danny Ainge handed him in the blockbuster trade.
Now, it’s time to move on.