LeBron James goes on tweet storm after Celtics fans start burning the jerseys of new teammate Isaiah Thomas
LeBron James is not a fan of fans burning jerseys, and on Thursday he made his feelings heard through a series of tweets.
The ordeal started after the Cavaliers and Celtics pulled off a huge trade that would sent Kyrie Irving to Boston and Isaiah Thomas and others to Cleveland. Over the past two years Thomas had become the face of the franchise in Boston, finishing third in the league in points per game and leading the team to the top seed in the Eastern Conference.
Thomas was traded through no fault of his own — it was a decision made by the Celtics front office, and there was no word that Thomas had requested a trade, as there was with Irving in Cleveland. But despite Thomas' stellar play and seemingly high approval ratings in Boston through the course of last season, Celtics fans still took to the streets and posted videos on social media of them burning his jersey once the trade was officially announced.
LeBron, bewildered, got a jump on defending his new teammate.
LeBron is no stranger to jersey burning. After his iconic "Decision," fans took to the streets of Cleveland disowning their hometown hero and setting his jersey ablaze. James also knows that many of these same fans welcomed him back with open arms.
Fans are fickle, and nobody knows that more than LeBron.
It's also worth noting that when the trade went through and LeBron found out that his teammate Kyrie Irving would be heading to Boston, he retweeted a fan who posted a video that thanks Irving, rather than burning his jersey.
The Celtics and Cavaliers meet in the very first game of the 2017-18 season. While we don't know how fans will react to Kyrie in green, it's safe to assume it will be nothing but love and sportsmanship between him and LeBron.
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