Isaiah Thomas clearly didn’t want to talk to Danny Ainge when the Celtics president called to inform Thomas he’d been traded to the Cavaliers for Kyrie Irving. Later, Thomas said he might never talk to Ainge again.
With Thomas returning to Boston for – but not playing in – tonight’s Celtics-Cavs game, apparently tension has cooled.
Thomas, via NBC Sports Boston:
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.
Grudges usually aren’t worth holding. Ainge gave Thomas an opportunity to become an All-Star, and Thomas seized it. It was a mutually beneficial relationship.
Thomas saved his harshest words for former teammate Marcus Smart. NBC Sports Boston:
I love Marcus Smart, even though he flops all the time.