Isaiah Thomas reminds fans about his accomplishments.
The trade that undoubtedly rocked the NBA's world this past offseason was the deal that saw the Boston Celtics acquire Cleveland Cavaliers star Kyrie Irving in exchange for a package of players that included Isaiah Thomas, the point guard who spearheaded the team's success a year earlier. Guiding the Green Machine to a first place finish in the Eastern Conference, Thomas also led his team on a deep playoff run that ultimately lose to the Cavaliers one round removed from the NBA Finals. After playing through a serious injury and the death of his sister, it was a trade that stung Thomas even more than expected. However, the still-injured PG is now claiming that his former organization isn't the only group of people disrespecting him - he's putting a large amount of basketball fans in that category as well.
Taking to Twitter to voice his displeasure, Thomas wrote that people are largely forgetting about his impressive accomplishments from a season ago. He has yet to take the court with his new team so far this season, which might be why he might not be at the forefront of the minds of the NBA's casual consumers. However, with Kyrie Iriving making an early bid for the league's MVP by averaging 21 points per game and nearly six assists per game, the pressure might be on for Thomas to hit the ground running a good clip once he's back in the lineup for the Cavaliers. Fans were also feeling a certain way about the guard's claim that he busted everyone's "favorite PGs" last year, a sentiment that was read loud and clear in his reply section. You can view a sampling of those below.
As per a recent interview with Sports Illustrated, it's clear that part of Isaiah still isn't over that big trade. "None of it made any sense," Thomas said, according to Sports Illustrated. "It still doesn't make any sense," he said. "I'm still asking, 'What the hell happened?' It's a trade you make in NBA2K. It's not a trade you make in real life."