The Clevland Cavaliers made national headlines yesterday when they traded Isaiah Thomas, Channing Frye, and a first-round pick to the Los Angeles Lakers for Jordan Clarkson and Larry Nance Jr. The trade was confirmed just hours before the NBA trade deadline.
Thomas played with the Boston Celtics last year and helped the team finish first in the Eastern Conference. The Celtics lost to the Clevland Cavaliers in the conference finals after Thomas injured his hip. Last summer, Kyrie Irving famously left Lebron James and the Cavs to join the Celtics, in a trade that left the Cavs with an injured Thomas. After finally returning from his injury last month, Thomas barely helped the Cavs recover from an embarrassing nationally televised losing streak that was only recently ended. A move needed to be made to give Lebron a fighting chance at contending for a championship, and Thomas was traded yet again.
SportsCenter journalists caught up with Kyrie Irving last night and asked the NBA All-Star what he thought about the Cav’s deal with the Lakers.
“What did you think of Clevland’s moves today?” asks the reporter. After a short pause, and with an exasperated look on his face, Kyrie shrugs and answers, “I’m in Boston.”