CLEVELAND — Isaiah Thomas was said to have been upset about being traded by Boston, but he’s warming to the idea of playing for the Eastern Conference champion Cavaliers.
Thomas, while visiting his hometown of Tacoma, Wash., this week, posed for a photo with local teen Elijah LaBow (above) at the mall. As you can see, Thomas is wearing a Cavaliers sweatshirt.
What’s interesting about the photo is Thomas was wearing it on Thursday — hours after the trade was completed that send him, Jae Crowder, Ante Zizic, and two draft picks to Cleveland for Kyrie Irving on Wednesday night.
Also, sources told cleveland.com Thomas has entirely bought in to playing for the Cavs and for rehabbing is injured hip to play this season.
As for the high school boy in the photo, LaBow, his grandmother told cleveland.com he’s conflicted as to whom to root for this season. The Cavs, who now have Thomas, or the Warriors — already his favorite team after the addition of Kevin Durant.