Remember when Isaiah Thomas was mad that the Boston Celtics traded him and in his return didn’t want a tribute video for him because he was still salty?
Oh how things change over the course of a few years.
Obviously, it has been extremely rough for Thomas since he left Boston, bouncing around from team to team (Cleveland Cavaliers, Los Angeles Lakers and now the Denver Nuggets), still trying to recreate the magic he had with the Celtics. His injuries haven’t helped either.
At the end of the day, he has been humbled over time, enough that now he can accept and reflect on his time in Boston and get a standing ovation from the crowd as the organization plays a tribute video for him in his return.
He was moved to tears while it happened.
Unfortunately, he didn’t contribute much to the game between the Denver Nuggets and the C’s, but it was a good one to watch either way.
After the game, he explained how he felt during the tribute and what could have been if he would have stayed in the city playing for the green and white. He said they would have won a championship already.
IT3 just returned from injury and can’t find his footing in Denver quite yet. Hopefully he can contribute down the stretch as the team heads into the post season.
— Denver Nuggets (@nuggets) March 19, 2019
UPDATE: On NBA Countdown, Chauncey Billups shunned Paul Pierce on live TV about that whole IT video tribute incident when he was returning to Boston. It was comedy because The Truth got visibly upset.
Things get awkward with Paul Pierce when confronted about the IT tribute video, tries to excuse it, eventually says "That's my night. If you don't like it, oh well." pic.twitter.com/ylwMPb9D0o
— Cork Gaines (@CorkGaines) March 19, 2019