Isaiah Thomas calls Cleveland ‘a sh–hole’
To say that Denver Nuggets point guard Isaiah Thomas enjoyed his time with the Cleveland Cavaliers would not exactly be the most accurate statement. However, the 29-year-old has just recently shared his exact thoughts on his experience, saying that Cleveland is a “sh–hole.” Making matters worse, he dealt a low blow by implying that this is the very reason why LeBron James left for a second time in his career.
In a clip that is currently making its rounds on social media, Thomas is seen discussing his spells with different teams in the NBA. He appeared to have fond memories of most of his past teams. However, he did not have anything nice to say about the Cleveland.
Isaiah Thomas on his time in Cleveland… 👀 pic.twitter.com/xsailU04BA
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When Thomas first came to Cleveland, it was under rather peculiar circumstances. He had just gone to battle against them in the Eastern Conference Finals of the previous season, albeit taking part in just one game due to a season-ending injury. The trade package that sent him to Ohio entailed the departure of one of the team’s cornerstone players in the form of want-away point guard Kyrie Irving.
He did not exactly arrive in the most welcoming of conditions, and the Cavaliers faithful were hesitant, to say the least, to greet him with arms wide open, especially considering what they had to lose in exchange for him. His lingering hip injury did him no favors, and as we all know, he ended out getting shipped off mid-season to the Lakers.
In just 15 games with the Cavs, Thomas averaged 14.7 points on 36.1 percent shooting, 1.5 three-pointers, 2.1 rebounds, 4.5 assists, and 0.6 steals in 27.1 minutes per contest. He was a far cry from the MVP candidate he once was with the Celtics the previous year.
Despite his forgetful stint with the team, Thomas was still being very unprofessional when he called Cleveland such. His love affair with the Cavaliers was not in the best place, to begin with, but this just upgrades the relationship to “persona non grata” territory.