Isaiah Thomas Needs To Stop

Here we go again. IT and the Cavs return once again to the Garden on February 11th to face the Celtics. As you remember, IT declined the tribute video the first time he returned because he wanted his family to be there. Fair enough I suppose — the little guy did transform the franchise during a rebuilding period and is a big reason for the success of the Celtics now. Sure — nobody ever really declines a tribute video but we gave IT a pass there. Now he tweets out this today:

Isaiah, come on. Are we going to have to play him a tribute in the playoffs? This is why you don’t push it back. All of Boston loved IT, still does. The man put his heart on the line during the playoffs last night and pushed through when his sister died. All the respect in the world. Boston now lines up with Kyrie Irving who is an upgrade while IT and the Cavs are a disaster at this point.

There were some ramblings that Pierce was upset that they’d be showing the IT video during his night, which he should be. If IT would have just sucked it up and allowed the Celtics to show the video the first night he was back — this wouldn’t even be mentioned. Here we are now though, and at this point there shouldn’t even be a video shown. IT did great for the Celtics and he will always be appreciated but in the grand scheme of things, he spent 2 and a half years there. He’s not going to be mentioned with the Garnetts and Pierces of the Celtics and nobody is even thinking about retiring his jersey. He never actually won anything for the Celtics so it’s time to move on. Thanks for the memories IT but you shouldn’t really be dictating what’s going on in Boston anymore.

 

Why Danny, WHY?

Danny Ainge tweeted a photo of Gordon Hayward walking by a pool without his ankle brace. Based on that smile, it looks like Hayward is doing well in his recovery from his gruesome ankle injury.

Danny, please don’t tease us like this. Celtics fans have finally gotten past the grieving stage in Gordon’s injury and are fully on board with him missing the season and coming back healthy next year. And now you go and do this. Come on. All this tweet does is stir the pot, get rumors started and play with our emotions.

I still don’t expect Hayward to come back this year, BUT…

If the Celtics did get Hayward back, never mind focusing on Cleveland, the Celtics might have the team to really challenge the Warriors. I know it sounds ridiculous but they’ve already beaten them once and they have the top ranked defense in the NBA. This could be their year! But probably not..