Pierce, Rondo at Odds Over Celtics Plans to Honour Isaiah Thomas
In February, Isaiah Thomas will make his playing return to Boston, assuming there are no set-backs of course.
Thomas played his last two and a half seasons with the Boston Celtics, averaging nearly 25-points and six assists per game over that span. Transitioning into an All-Star, the Celtics made the playoffs in each of their last three years with Thomas in the mix, even cracking the Conference Finals last season.
Despite undergoing a tragic death, surgery, a hip injury, and a multitude of hardships, Thomas still found the strength to lead his Celtics team – a team that ultimately fell to the Cleveland Cavaliers, Thomas’ new team.
As Thomas’ imminent Boston return quickly approaches, the Celtics have come across a conflict of interest as Pierce is set to have his Jersey retirement at halftime, while the Celtics plan to honour Thomas pre-game. Being as petty as Pierce is, the Celtics legend does not want to share the spotlight on his special day and has forced the organization pick who they will side with.
Fortunately, Thomas is perfectly fine with the night being all about Pierce.
It seems like Pierce’s former teammate Rajon Rondo shares a similar opinion.
“What has he done?” Rondo asked reporters about Thomas. “This is the Boston Celtics. This isn’t the Phoenix Suns, no disrespect to any other organization, but you don’t hang conference titles. Do we hang going to the conference finals? What do we hang here?”
Clearly, some people do not believe in the saying, “sharing is caring”.