Isaiah Thomas Wears Green & Gold Shoes, Gets Emotional In Return To Celtics After Tribute [VIDEO] - uSports.org

Log In

  • Home  /
  • News   / Daily Digest   /
  • Isaiah Thomas Wears Green & Gold Shoes, Gets Emotional In Return To Celtics After Tribute [VIDEO]
Isaiah Thomas Wears Green & Gold Shoes, Gets Emotional In Return To Celtics After Tribute [VIDEO] Full view

WASHINGTON, DC - MAY 07: Isaiah Thomas #4 of the Boston Celtics reacts after a call in the second half against the Washington Wizards in Game Four of the Eastern Conference Semifinals at Verizon Center on May 7, 2017 in Washington, DC.

Isaiah Thomas Wears Green & Gold Shoes, Gets Emotional In Return To Celtics After Tribute [VIDEO]

Isaiah Thomas finally found his way back to the TD Garden on Monday night when the Denver Nuggets took on the Boston Celtics. Since being shipped off by Danny Ainge to Cleveland in exchange for Kyrie Irving back in the summer of 2017, Thomas hadn’t played at his old stomping grounds.

Celtics Honor Isaiah Thomas, Guard Moved To Tears

Even though it’s now close to two years later, it’s no surprise that Boston fans erupted when Thomas returned. Despite playing only two seasons for the team, he became a fan favorite. The undersized point guard led a scrappy team deep into the playoffs in 2017, bothered by a degenerative hip condition on the court and the recent death of his sister off it.

Thomas also brought a tribute of his own. On his feet were a pair of green and gold sneakers. Though St. Patrick’s Day just occurred, it’s more than safe to say that the shoes were to commemorate his time as a Celtic.

That time was cut short, though. Thomas revealed that the shoes were made for the NBA Finals during his time in Boston. The Celtics never made it there. They fell short, reaching the Eastern Conference Finals as the No. 1 seed but winning only one game against the Cavs.

30 SPORTS FIGURES WHO DIED IN 2018 – TRIBUTE SLIDESHOW

After a messy departure, Thomas claims he isn’t bitter over how things went down. He even said that he’d be willing to come back.

“These were the most fun times in my career,” he said. “I turned into a superstar here. The world knew my name when I played for the Boston Celtics. Not saying they don’t now, but playing for Celtics changed my whole career on and off the floor. This city and this organization treated my family with 100 percent respect. Decisions happen, I never hold any grudges against anybody, even if I’m not for that decision. You never know what can happen. My options are always open no matter what it is. If I end up back here at some point, that would make the story that much better.”

Thomas will be a free agent after this season. With Terry Rozier‘s contract expiring, there’s a chance he could return to Boston.

Chat With uSports On Facebook! Get the latest news and interviews delivered directly to your Messenger!

Featured articles on uInterview.com

Written by Bill Piersa

Latest News

Dallas Cowboys Seemingly In Recent Freefall After Loss To New York Jets; Jerry Jones Refuses To Blame Head Coach

Dallas Cowboys Seemingly In Recent Freefall After Loss To New York Jets; Jerry Jones Refuses To Blame Head Coach

After their loss on Sunday to the previously winless New York Jets, the Dallas Cowboys are seemingly victims of a…

Eliud Kipchoge Becomes First Ever To Run Sub-Two Hour Marathon

Eliud Kipchoge Becomes First Ever To Run Sub-Two Hour Marathon

On Saturday in Vienna, Austria, Kenyan-born runner Eliud Kipchoge became the first person ever to run a marathon in under…

Astros Take Game Two Of ALCS Thanks To Correa’s Extra-Inning Heroics

Astros Take Game Two Of ALCS Thanks To Correa’s Extra-Inning Heroics

In the 11th inning last night in Houston, star shortstop Carlos Correa belted a solo shot over the right-field wall…

Wayne Simmonds Gets Much Love – And Hate – From Flyers Fans

Wayne Simmonds Gets Much Love – And Hate – From Flyers Fans

Wayne Simmonds was traded to the Flyers in June 2011. He wasn’t the focus of a trade that sent then…

Devante Bausby Just Happy To Not Be Paralyzed After Season-Ending Hit

Devante Bausby Just Happy To Not Be Paralyzed After Season-Ending Hit

The Broncos’ Devante Bausby might not be able to play pro football for the foreseeable future, but the fact that…

Penn State Alum Blasted For ‘Racist’ Letter About Jonathan Sutherland’s Dreadlocks

Penn State Alum Blasted For ‘Racist’ Letter About Jonathan Sutherland’s Dreadlocks

A Penn State alum is under fire this week for penning a letter addressing his concerns for the appearance of…

Andrew Luck Returns To Lucas Oil Stadium After Retirement

Andrew Luck Returns To Lucas Oil Stadium After Retirement

Andrew Luck went on his early retirement six weeks ago in early, shocking and widely debatable fashion. But apparently he…

Giants’ QB Daniel Jones Blames Himself For 35-14 Loss To Patriots

Giants’ QB Daniel Jones Blames Himself For 35-14 Loss To Patriots

Was it his own skill? Mentally not ready? Lack of experience? Or a lack of familiarity with his new offense?…

Trump Responds To Steve Kerr & Gregg Popovich’s Remarks On NBA Scandal: ‘They’re Pandering’ To China

Trump Responds To Steve Kerr & Gregg Popovich’s Remarks On NBA Scandal: ‘They’re Pandering’ To China

President Donald Trump made his first comments about the ongoing controversy between the NBA and China this week. Trump criticized…

Welterweight Boxing Champ Errol Spence Jr. In ICU After Crashing His Ferrari In Dallas

Welterweight Boxing Champ Errol Spence Jr. In ICU After Crashing His Ferrari In Dallas

Undefeated welterweight boxing champion Errol Spence Jr. is in intensive care after crashing his Ferrari on Thursday morning in Dallas,…

Braves Get Embarrassed In Game 5 Of NLDS With 13-1 Loss To Cardinals [VIDEO]

Braves Get Embarrassed In Game 5 Of NLDS With 13-1 Loss To Cardinals [VIDEO]

The Atlanta Braves will have quite a bit to think about this off-season. The St. Louis Cardinals crushed the Braves…

Zion Williamson Scores 29 Points In Preseason Game With Pelicans, 127-125 Win Vs. Bulls [VIDEO]

Zion Williamson Scores 29 Points In Preseason Game With Pelicans, 127-125 Win Vs. Bulls [VIDEO]

The Zion Williamson hype will never die down if he puts performances out like Wednesday night’s consistently throughout the regular…