After a superb 2016-17 season with the Boston Celtics, Isaiah Thomas was traded to the Cleveland Cavaliers in a blockbuster deal that sent Kyrie Irving to Boston. Things did not go well for Thomas. The 5’9″ guard saw a massive drop in production and was traded to the Los Angeles Lakers in-season. Now, Thomas is a member of the Denver Nuggets after settling for a veteran’s minimum contract in July.
On Saturday night, Thomas went on Facebook Live and quickly described the cities for the NBA teams he’s played for. He’s definitely not a fan of Cleveland.
Isaiah Thomas on his time in Cleveland… 👀 pic.twitter.com/xsailU04BA
— Legion Hoops (@LegionHoops) August 12, 2018
“Cleveland was a shithole. I see why ‘Bron left.”
And on Saturday evening, Thomas apologized for the comments.
I apologize for my choice of words about Cleveland. I was on my live playing around. They don’t show you everything for a reason smh. Right after that I clarified what I said…. All love to everybody who had love for me in Cleveland.
— Isaiah Thomas (@isaiahthomas) August 12, 2018
The apology was a good call, especially after Thomas already angered the city enough with his poor basketball performance with the Cavs. But we know that Joakim Noah doesn’t feel the apology was necessary.