Isaiah Thomas Lays Into The Celtics With Short, Simple Tweet About The Way The Team Handles Injuries

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  • Isaiah Thomas was a two-time NBA All-Star in his time with the Boston Celtics.
  • Following a hip injury, the Celtics traded Thomas to the Cleveland Cavaliers for Kyrie Irving.
  • Thomas is now firing shots at the team on Twitter for the way they handled his injury.

It’s safe to say there is no love lost between former NBA All-Star Isaiah Thomas and the Boston Celtics.

Thomas became a star with the Celtics from 2015-17, making the All-Star game each of the final two seasons. But a debilitating series of hip injuries derailed his run in Boston and eventually his NBA career.

Now Thomas is firing shots at the organization on Twitter.

NBC Sports NBA reporter Kurt Helin tweeted an article saying the Celtics told big man Robert Williams that playing through his knee injury won’t make the condition worse. Williams has miss significant time in the second half of the season with a injury that has plagued him for years.

Thomas wasn’t buying the explanation.

It’s not surprising to see Thomas speak out so loudly against the organization. He’s on record as saying that the organization never revealed to him the danger of playing through his initial injury. Just five year’s removed, however, his NBA dreams might be over.

Celtics fans quickly took exception to Thomas’ claims.

But fans of others teams seemed to understand his frustration.

The Celtics are a game away from losing the NBA Finals to the Golden State Warriors. A healthy Williams is key to their hopes of survival. But in Thomas’ mind, the risk may not seem worth the reward.