In the aftermath of the blockbuster trade which sent Kyrie Irving to Boston for Isaiah Thomas, Jae Crowder, Ante Zizic and the Brooklyn Nets unprotected 2018 first-rounder some Celtics fans sent Thomas off by burning his jersey.
This continues a trend in which disgruntled ex-fans torch the remnants of a player who just left town. What makes all the Isaiah fires unique is that Thomas was traded.
[Related: Twitter reacts to Kyrie Irving-Isaiah Thomas trade.]
Lebron James -- who's inspired jersey burning with his moves as a free agent -- weighed in on what just went down.
The burning of the jersey thing is getting ridiculous now! The man was traded. What do u not understand? & played in a game after .....— LeBron James (@KingJames) August 24, 2017
sister tragic death. Gordon Hayward paid he's dues as well and decided to do what's best for him and family. Put in the work, got better....— LeBron James (@KingJames) August 24, 2017
Became an All-Star, etc!! If these guys weren't good, u guys would be the first to say "get them up out of here". Man beat it! When "we"....— LeBron James (@KingJames) August 24, 2017
decide to do what best for us it's "cowardly" "traitor", etc but when it's on the other side it's "business" huh!?!? Ooh ok. Man do.....— LeBron James (@KingJames) August 24, 2017
what u feel is best for your profession, love, family, happiness and continue to #StriveForGreatness #Salute— LeBron James (@KingJames) August 24, 2017
What do you think, as Cavs fans ready the bonfires for when James leaves after this coming season?