What the Hell is Isaiah Thomas Talking About?

2017-18 Cleveland Cavaliers Media Day

source– “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.”

There’s a lot going on in the sports world right now, and don’t worry, my thoughts on what is surely to be the official death of soccer are forthcoming, but I had to address this real quick. Seriously, what on EARTH is Isaiah talking about here? Everyone knows I’m not a Danny Ainge guy. I’ve been frustrated with his reluctance to make moves and lack of transparency. This isn’t a “you’re not on the team anymore so you suck and I have to discredit everything you say” situation. This is a “why are you being such a hypocrite?” situation.

Isaiah loves, and I mean loooooooooooooooves to bitch about loyalty. How Ainge has none and he was stabbed in the back and whatnot. Keep in mind that all season all Isaiah could talk about was how much the Celtics were going to have to pay him for him to stick around and there was no home town discount. Where’s the loyalty there? He bragged about his role in trying to land Kevin Durant. Where was the loyalty to his current teammates? He bragged about his role in signing Al Horford. Where was the loyalty to his current teammates? He bragged about his role in signing Gordon Hayward. Where was the loyalty to his current teammates? He just picks and chooses where to invoke his loyalty argument, and it’s always to his benefit. If he was so proud of himself for swaying Gordon Hayward’s decision, why didn’t he say anything about the fact that it pretty much guaranteed Avery Bradley, a fellow Tacoma, Washington native and the perfect back court mate to any creative scoring guard, wouldn’t come back. But signing Hayward gave Isaiah a better chance to win, so who cares, right? It’s just business. Grow up. Stop being a crybaby and admit that you’re just desperate to create chips on your shoulder so you can motivate yourself to never play defense again.

Listen, I’ll never forget what Isaiah did for the Celtics. He energized the franchise and helped make it an appealing free agent destination. He had one of the greatest single seasons of any Celtic player in my lifetime, and the things he did in the playoffs were beyond inspiration considering everything that happened to him. But the Celtics never told him they were going to sign him long term. He was super excited to test the free agent market until the Celtics decided for him. Now there’s no loyalty. He was always one of foremost “no such thing as loyalty” players, but when something didn’t go his way, time to start spouting about lack of loyalty. Makes sense! I hope by now everyone understands my stance on loyalty. It’s all nonsense and people should always do what’s best for them. I respected Isaiah because he never made any illusions about it. He wanted as much money as possible and he didn’t really care who it was from. But now he does a 180 because he got traded? Please. Just say you don’t want to play with LeBron, everyone will understand. This just feels so fabricated and forced. We’re not children. We can remember all the times you had an exact opposite viewpoint. Don’t spit on my head and tell me it’s raining.

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