I regressed writing about this piece because it hits home.
Seriously… it hits home.
Damn you, basketball players with the knack for writing!
So Isaiah Thomas had this piece detailing the events that led to his transfer to the Cleveland Cavaliers. IT4 alongside Jae Crowder and a 2018 first round pick… for Kyrie Irving.
It was awesome.
I hate it.
As mentioned in an article I wrote a while back, Boston gave away a lot of assets to a team that needs it more. In Danny Ainge I trust though. We hated him for trading Kevin Garnett and Paul Pierce but then he pulled goldmine after goldmine from that trade alone. It also crippled the Brooklyn Nets and in some ways, the New York Knicks… for the sheer reason that they are the New York Knicks.
That team now is garbage.
I like Kristaps Porzingis though and they might improve with the loss of Phil Jackson and his superstar-demeaning ways.
Anyway, returning to Thomas, I like how he expresses his optimism through the opinions of his kids. Leaving Boston is bittersweet and I get his concerns because there are no superstar players that goes from team to team to team in a span of four years. Sure, he wants to claim as many moolah as he can muster but that’s also because the league regards him as a flash in a pan, a spur of a moment, and pretty much the reason why he was the last pick of the draft he was in.
But then he gets to play with buddy Crowder alongside Lebron James, Tristan Thompson, Kyle Korver, and Derrick Rose. I don’t know how bad D-Rose will be but I’m guessing it’s difficult for the two of them to play at the same time.
How I wish Boston acquired a big man for Thomas. I am still iffy with how their frontline turned out. I remember a couple of years back when they had the likes of Amir Johnson, Kelly Olynyk, Jared Sullinger, Jonas Jerebko, and Tyler Zeller in their disposal.
But then again, maybe I’m wrong.
Kristaps Porzingis is not a dud and I viewed him once as scum of the earth that could be a cross between Jan Vesely and Nikoloz Tskitishvili.
Look how awesome he turned out.