Say Goodbye to the ‘Little Guy’
If you haven’t heard by now, you probably live under a rock, but the Celtics have traded Isaiah Thomas, Jae Crowder, Ante Zizic and Brooklyn’s 2018 first round pick for Kyrie Irving. Welcome to Boston, Uncle Drew!
Now when I first heard the news I was heartbroken. I thought I.T. was the guy who was here to stay. I thought they were going to back up the Brinks truck for him after next season. But Trader Danny felt it was right to move him now. Danny has been making moves all summer so ‘In Trader Danny We Trust’.
I.T. came to Boston in 2015 after being traded from the Suns. He was a 6th man who played with intensity off the bench. This led to him eventually becoming a starter and then stealing the hearts of everyone in Boston. The 2016-2017 season is where he really began to shine. He played with heart, and grit. It’s always fun to cheer for the scrappy underdog and that’s exactly what I.T. is. He was the heart and soul of this team.
This past season the Celtics won their first playoff round since the 2011-2012 season. They went all the way to the Eastern Conference Finals. A lot of this was because of I.T.
His sister passed away back in April and the fact that he could even play after that tragedy was amazing. The playoff game where he dropped 53 against Washington was one of the most exciting and nerve-wracking games I’ve ever witnessed. On his late sister’s birthday no less.
In sports you follow the team and you fall in love with the players and I.T. was one of those players that made it very easy to fall in love with. At the end of the day this trade was best for business but it’s going to be hard to say bye to the ‘Little Guy’.
I feel like I speak for everyone in Boston who watched I.T. when I say we wish you nothing but the best. Good luck in the future and remember the ‘Little Guy’ is always welcome in Boston.