Kevin Garnett, Tony Allen also shade Isaiah Thomas over Celtics tribute

Pauline Gross
January 18, 2018

Allen said. "Yeah, I'm with Pierce, man".

Shortly after the reported conversation, Thomas sent out a tweet in which he asked Boston to scrap his tribute planned for February 11.

I don't blame Pierce at all for not wanting to share the spotlight.

"I wanted to make it clear that it was never my intention or Isaiah's intention to take away from the special day for Paul Pierce", Ainge told ESPN. All types, including celebrating Isaiah Thomas could be one of them. You came to Boston. "And no one was ever comparing I.T.to Paul Pierce".

The controversy surrounding Isaiah Thomas' tribute video in Boston reached a new level this week.

Update 7:45 pm: In light of this news, Isaiah Thomas has made a decision to forgo his tribute, announcing in a pair of tweets that he would like to avoid the controversy with Pierce and play in front of the fans he loves.

Cleveland guard Isaiah Thomas watches from the bench as the Celtics beat the Cavaliers at TD Garden in Boston. You play for a team, you get traded, you get a tribute video. "I just wanted my family to be here to see [my tribute] and that's what it came down to. Hell no, you're damn right you not sharing your night with him'". He pretty much dictated everything.' They let it happen because they felt sorry how [trading him to the Cavaliers] went down. "It's guilt. That's what it is". He noted his love for the Celtics fans, but said he wanted to focus to be on Pierce.

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Five years after their last season as Boston Celtics teammates, Rajon Rondo is still sticking up for Paul Pierce.

"What has he done?"

When a reporter told Rondo that Thomas helped lead the Celtics to the Eastern Conference Finals last season, he was not convinced.

The matter, now, has been settled.

Celtics president Danny Ainge attempted to sell Pierce on a compromise to allow a tribute video for Thomas to be played on the same night as his number being retired, but Pierce was firm on not allowing it because Thomas missed his chance in January and "that's that".

That will be Pierce's night, and his night only.

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