Isaiah Thomas clarifies talk about never speaking to Danny Ainge again
Isaiah Thomas was so upset with how Danny Ainge conducted the blockbuster trade that shipped him to the Cleveland Cavaliers that he indicated he may never talk to the Boston Celtics boss ever again. The new Cavalier now has provided some clarification concerning exactly what he meant.
Thomas addressed his “I might not ever talk to Danny again” comment while appearing with Richard Jefferson and Channing Frye on their “Road Trippin’ with RJ & Channing” podcast. Thomas, while toning down his rhetoric, nevertheless reiterated he has no plans to speak with Ainge, even if the two cross paths Tuesday night at Quicken Loans Arena, where the Cavs and Celtics square off in a highly anticipated, opening night showdown.
Isaiah Thomas on Road Trippin’ pod: "I’m not tripping off the trade, like I got traded to the Cavs and we’re going to win a championship.” pic.twitter.com/rSKlLoN10J
— Chris Forsberg (@ESPNForsberg) October 17, 2017
Thomas in his clarifying comments on the podcast does acknowledge an understanding that the NBA is a business before anything else. However, Thomas clearly still believes Ainge did him wrong with how the trade played out.
In a piece entitled “This Is For Boston” published last month on The Players’ Tribune, Thomas recounted how it felt when Ainge told him during a phone call about the trade, saying, “That (expletive) hurt.” It appears Thomas still harbors some hard feelings for Ainge over the entire situation, even with the added clarification.