It’s hard to believe, but Isaiah Thomas is really a member of the Cleveland Cavaliers. People have been used to seeing the 5-foot-9 scoring machine as one of the Cavs’ many nemesis in the Eastern Conference; but now, Thomas will be getting buckets for the Wine and Gold in a crazy turn of events this off season. It’s a welcome addition, as the Cavaliers said goodbye to fan favorite Kyrie Irving with the Duke product requesting a trade away from Northeast Ohio.
It’s a sad reality, but the NBA is a business. With what looked like a relatively quiet summer early on, the Cavs’ roster will now be significantly different as the wild offseason moves have given Cavs fans renewed optimism for this upcoming campaign.
With that being said, the only disappointing aspect at the moment is waiting for Thomas to return to the NBA hardwood after his hip injury, but his recovery is very important and crucial to the Cavaliers’ championship aspirations. Emotions are still sinking for Thomas, who quickly became a fan favorite in Boston, and now awaits leaving it all out there for the Cleveland faithful to embrace him. It’s likely he’ll have no trouble at all in winning over the fans inside Quicken Loans Arena, as they always embrace whoever puts on the Wine and Gold jersey and give their all to the franchise.
When he returns from injury, Thomas will join forces with the best player in the world in LeBron James. It’s a scary prospect for oppositions, as two MVP contenders from last season will now team up to wreak havoc on the league. There is a collective consensus that this duo has incredible potential, and Thomas himself has stated it’s a “match made in heaven”.
Understandably, no one saw Thomas ending up alongside the King, well almost no one. Funnily enough, Isaiah Thomas’ son kept asking for the trade before it eventuated, as the All-Star revealed in his interview for Cavs.com.
“Our oldest son all summer long, with seeing transactions like trades and free-agent signings, he was on me like everyday like ‘Why can’t you get traded to the Cavs?'”
“And it’s crazy like, and my wife knows that. We were like, ‘Why do you want to go on the Cavs so bad?’ He just loves LeBron James and he loves the Cavs and that’s what makes it so much better in the end. And he thinks he’s a genius now.”
James is very familiar with Thomas’ kids, and even made some time to say hello to them during last season’s playoffs when the Cavs took on the Boston Celtics in the Conference Finals.
LeBron says hi to Isaiah's kids before tip on ESPN! #ThisIsWhyWePlay 😁 pic.twitter.com/IHkEWiGzZd
— NBA (@NBA) April 5, 2017
It looks as though the chemistry between James and Thomas has already begun. They’ve already exchanged text messages and can’t wait to get started during training camp later this month.