Isaiah Thomas and LeBron James didn’t necessarily have the greatest of relationship with one another during their short time as teammates with the Cleveland Cavaliers.
King James and IT played a combined 15 games with one another last year before Cleveland shipped him off to the Los Angeles Lakers. That came mere months after Thomas was acquired by the Cavaliers in the Kyrie Irving deal.
Now, nearly a full calendar year since he last played in the NBA, Thomas will make his Denver Nuggets debut Wednesday night. He had been out since last March after undergoing hip surgery.
Whether it was genuine or not, LeBron took to social media on Wednesday to welcome his former teammate back on to the NBA hardwood.
— LeBron James (@KingJames) February 13, 2019
It’s certainly been a long road to recovery for for Thomas. Here’s a dude that averaged nearly 30 points per game with the Boston Celtics back in 2016-17.
Thomas’ tenure with James in Cleveland ultimately led to then-coach Tyronn Lue staggering minutes between the two. Once Thomas left for the Lakers, he took time to throw shade in the direction of both the city of Cleveland and Mr. James.