By: Evan Singleton
NBA fans, and even Celtics fans, have gone bananas! Trading Isaiah Thomas for Kyrie Irving is nuts. Just nuts. Celtics fans especially. You all should be ashamed of yourselves if you have even THOUGHT of it. If you have, I have one question for you: Are you dumb, or just plain stupid? Shoutout Forrest Gump...
Yeah... that guy... the guy that put a team on his BACK for an entire season and achieved the number one seed in the Eastern Conference, over LeBron James. The current superstar in one of the greatest basketball cities in the world... The guy that averaged near 30 points a game last season? Just short of breaking Larry Bird's record... THAT GUY.
Isaiah Thomas is not going anywhere. The fact that anyone is even entertaining the thought of it is ludicrous. This is the guy on the Celtics. Yes, they signed Gordon Hayward. However, this is still very much Isaiah Thomas' team.
I am honestly sick and tired of people knocking the guy.
"Oh he can't play defense..."
ENOUGH with the excuses. Isaiah Thomas is the player that he is. End of story. Regardless of his flaws, he is a superstar. Two other point guards in the league that people claim to be superstars, how about we check their defense? Both finished first and second in MVP voting. Westbrook... Harden...
How much defense do they play? None. Zero. Nada. But hey, they are superstars...
In fact, Isaiah Thomas is actually a guy that tries on defense. It is just physically difficult for him. It is not a motivation or talent issue, like it is for many other players. It is the fact that everyone has a huge advantage over him, literally. Height.
But I mentioned how some are talking about Kyrie Irving being traded to the Celtics for Thomas. Let us take a peek at Irving's defense...WAIT... I can't find it... is it there? Hello? Oh that's right, he doesn't play a lick of defense. Therefor I CANT take a look at it, because it doesn't even exist. But hey, he's a superstar...
It is time to stop claiming Thomas can't be a superstar because of his defense...
Isaiah Thomas is one of the BEST scorers in the league. He is am NBA superstar.
Again, If you have though about trading Isaiah Thomas, I have one question for you:
Are you dumb, or just plain stupid?