Tuesday’s Mashup: Isaiah Thomas ‘holds no grudges’ toward Celtics

Lucy Burdge
November 12, 2019 - 8:21 am

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NHL: Panthers at Bruins, 7 p.m. (NESN)


-- Isaiah Thomas says he is “in a good place” after all of the ups and downs of his career. 

Thomas spoke with Bleacher Report recently and opened up about how he has moved on since his time with the Celtics did not end the way he expected. 

“I’m at a good place mentally,” Thomas said, “I got my joy back.”

Right before Thomas was traded from Boston after the 2016-17 season, his sister, Chyna, passed away. 

“Boston will always have my heart, because I went through a real-life situation there, and that city rolled with me,” he said. “I don’t wish them bad luck. It’s just, you can’t duplicate what’s real. What we had was real. There was a time I was upset. I felt like it was handled the wrong way for a franchise player. But I don’t hold no grudges.”

Thomas said he is still in touch with Brad Stevens and has “love” for the team, but is ready to move on from that part of his past. 

“I don’t think about Boston,” he said. “I don’t want to be just, Boston.”

— Jimmy Garoppolo warmed up his hips before the 49ers took on the Seahawks for Monday Night Football and the video of his warm up inspired jokes on Twitter. 

If this becomes a trend, it started on Sunday night when Dak Prescott did the hip-thrusting move. 

QUOTE OF THE DAY: “We’re incredibly proud of Jake -- 101st Airborne. When he left, we had a long conversation. We had several long conversations -- when he went from defensive end to tight end and made that move. Jake worked extremely hard. He gave us everything he had and more. He was really a pleasure to coach because he always had a good attitude, worked hard. Didn’t complain, or anything like that.” — Bill Belichick, on former player Jake Bequette, who is now in U.S. Army