Isaiah Thomas sends NBA into a frenzy using just one emoji

Basketball fans are freaking out ahead of the NBA's trade deadline this Thursday, which is natural. Trade deadlines in any league are sure to bring blockbuster deals as teams either stack up for the playoffs or remortgage their assets in an effort to bolster their future.

Trade rumors are boosted by fans and commentators alike, but what really gets people going is when the players themselves get into it.

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Monday night, Boston Celtics All-Star guard Isaiah Thomas added some serious fuel to the fire with one simple tweet:

What is it, Isaiah? What do you see?!

Any other time of year, that single emoji wouldn't be cause for much excitement, but it came just three days before the trade deadline -- and while the Celtics are embroiled in some major speculation.

The last time Thomas tweeted out those very eyeballs was only a few hours before Boston announced a deal with four-time All-Star Al Horford over the summer:

Naturally, fans were dying to know what kind of intel the Celtics' pride and joy has this time around.

Boston, which seemingly passed on a trade for DeMarcus Cousins Sunday night, has reportedly shown interest in notable names like Jahlil Okafor, Carmelo Anthony, Jimmy Butler and Paul George.

It's very likely that the Celtics, who sit at second place in the Eastern Conference, will make some sort of move in order to help their chances of taking down the defending champion Cleveland Cavaliers.

As of Tuesday morning, the team has not announced any trades. Until that happens, all of Boston -- and the teams allegedly in conversation with them -- are on the edge of their seats, all thanks to one emoji.

Isaiah, you have way too much power.


(Greg M. Cooper-USA TODAY Sports via Reuters)