Isaiah Thomas can’t be killed with fire, just like the Dragon Lady from Game of Thrones. The world’s worst fans may have burned Isaiah Thomas’ jersey after he was traded to the Cavs for Kyrie Irving, but the 2x All-Star doesn’t seem to be affected. In fact, he was spotted on Xbox preparing for — manifesting — this year’s Eastern Conference Finals showdown, and it’s not looking good for Boston.
— Christian Microulis (@CJMiiv) August 28, 2017
If NBA 2K is an analog for real life, Cleveland is going to walk all over Boston this year, with IT & Co. jumping out to a 13-point lead in the second quarter.
The idiots in Boston who burned Thomas’ jersey are the worst fans of all-time. Not only did IT lead the Celtics to the best record in the East last year, he played in the playoffs days after his sister tragically passed in a car accident. Oh, and he dropped 53 in a playoff game. He’s got a heart the size of a f–king watermelon and has earned the respect of his peers through is play on the court. It’s impossible not to root for the guy.
— Couch Guy Sports (@CouchGuySports) August 24, 2017
LeBron James, undisputed king of the NBA, was quick to jump to his new teammate’s defense on Twitter, firing off a series of angry Tweets. It’s not every day the world’s most influential athlete goes on a quasi-rant, but when he does, you better listen.
First of all, the Kyrie Irving-Isaiah Thomas trade is as close to as a win-win as you’ll get in the NBA, and between the two best teams in the East, no less.
Anyone upset about their team getting Kyrie Irving — no matter what the cost — doesn’t know basketball. His dowry was Isaiah Thomas, Jae Crowder, Ante Zizic, and the Brooklyn Nets’ 2018 first-round pick. If the Cavs had demanded an arm and a leg, literally, from Danny Ainge and Brad Stevens, it still would have been a no-brainer for the Celtics. Ainge would be a better puppet-master with a metal arm and Brad Stevens could still do his thing with an Oscar Pistorious-style blade runner leg. That’s how good Irving is.
He’s a perennial All-Star, offensive juggernaut, and the best finisher in the NBA. Nobody has more ways to score than him. And he’s 25 years old; just entering the prime of his career with an NBA Championship-clinching shot under his belt already. How terrible…