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Former Cleveland Cavaliers guard Isaiah Thomas just can’t keep the word “Cleveland” out of his mouth, even going as far as to invoke LeBron James’ name.
During a live video on Instagram on Saturday night, Thomas, who was traded by Cleveland to the Los Angeles Lakers on Feb. 8 and has since signed for the NBA minimum with the Denver Nuggets, said, “Cleveland was a sh*thole,” and went on to say, “I see why Bron left… again.”
well at least we now know how IT really feels pic.twitter.com/ex9Zb7zc1g
— Rob Perez (@WorldWideWob) August 12, 2018
He then tried to backtrack.
“I shouldn’t have said that. That was my fault,” he said. “Cleveland was actually cool, it was all right. The situation just wasn’t the best. I apologize for saying it was a s—hole. It wasn’t a s—hole. The team was dope, the players was filthy. My guy Gio. Training staff was cold. Nah, Cleveland was cool. I shouldn’t have said that, that was my bad. I was just talking on IG Live, I didn’t think it was gonna get to where they’re posting it. It’s like damn, my bad.”
Here’s Isaiah Thomas apologizing and saying Cleveland was NOT a sh—hole pic.twitter.com/a9XUyETIqd
— Alysha Tsuji (@AlyshaTsuji) August 12, 2018
Thomas, whom the Cavaliers acquired as part of the deal that sent five-time All-Star point guard Kyrie Irving to Boston last Aug. 22, later took to his Twitter account to apologize.
I apologize for my choice of words about Cleveland. I was on my live playing around. They don’t show you everything for a reason smh. Right after that I clarified what I said…. All love to everybody who had love for me in Cleveland.
— Isaiah Thomas (@isaiahthomas) August 12, 2018
His time in Cleveland did not go well for him nor the Cavaliers as he tried to rehabilitate an injured hip. He struggled in the 15 games he played as a Cavalier, averaging 14.7 points and 4.5 assists while shooting just 36.1 percent from the field, 25.3 percent from three.
Thomas going off about Cleveland on Saturday was far from the first time he has done so.
That having all been said, Thomas will make his return to Cleveland with the Nuggets on Thursday, Nov. 1 to take on the Cavaliers at Quicken Loans Arena.