Rajon Rondo Rips Isaiah Thomas' Celtics Tenure: "What Has He Done?"

"Why would they honor him on that same day, man?"

At the time, all everyone talked about was how the trade would impact the two teams on the court - and of course, that's what people should have been doing.

Never one to soft-pedal an opinion, Pierce was vehement that he have the night all to himself.

Isaiah Thomas, injured, couldn't participate in the Cleveland Cavaliers' first game in Boston since the Celtics had traded him for Kyrie Irving.

The Celtics, understandably, honored his simple request.

Another former Boston Celtics standout weighed in on the franchise's now-scrapped decision to honor Isaiah Thomas with a tribute video next month. It should have made the night even more special. "But, after listening to Paul's perspective, I understood it and shared it with Isaiah and he understood it, too". However, he pointed out that his video would just be a couple minutes.

Pierce then said that Thomas blew his chance to be honored by the Celtics. "Like, I just wanted my family to be here to see it". I wanted to be able to play. Hell no, you're damn right you're not sharing your night with him.

Isaiah Thomas wants February 11 to belong to Paul Pierce, and Paul Pierce alone. Now, I'm not saying Isaiah shouldn't get a tribute video.

Paul Pierce celebrates with Celtics fans after a Boston victory at the TD Garden during the 2012 National Basketball Association playoffs.

Ainge, while not confirming "guilt" as his reason for the tribute video that will now go unaired, agreed with a Pierce after hearing about it from The Truth's point of view.

"Danny (Ainge) tried to sell me on it, but I told him, 'He had a shot, Danny, and he punked you on it".

"That's how we left it", said Pierce.

"I look forward to coming back and playing in Boston on Feb 11th and see all of the great fans whom I will always remember for their love and incredible support the past few years", Thomas said in his tweet.

It's not like Thomas' jersey was going to be retired or anything, but Rondo is an evident hard-liner when it comes to video tributes.

Why Pierce can't allow 90 seconds in the pregame introductions for Thomas to get his props is beyond me.


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