After the major blockbuster trade went down between the Cleveland Cavaliers and Boston Celtics this summer, in which the Celtics dealt their fan favorite and All-NBA point guard Isaiah Thomas before having to sign him to a huge contract next summer, there was understandably a rift between Thomas, Danny Ainge and the Celtics front office.
Thomas had commented that he still had love for Celtics fans and everybody else involved in the organization besides Ainge, who he may never speak to again.
They say time heals all wounds, and this one may have been healed a lot sooner than many expected.
Here is what Thomas told NBC Sports Boston about Ainge:
“There’s no hard feelings. Only hard feeling is Danny didn’t send me no Christmas card this year.
He sent me the last two years. He could have found my address somehow.
Have I forgiven Danny? He texted me last night. So, yeah, we’re good.”
This shows real growth from Thomas. I can completely empathize with his initial anger toward Ainge, but being healthy and back on the court for a championship contender team and still likely in the position to receive a lot of money this summer, IT probably is grateful for the opportunity Ainge and the organization gave him to become the star he has become in the league.
He did have one last comment for former teammate Marcus Smart though:
“I love Marcus Smart, even though he flops all the time.”