Following an All-NBA second team and top-five MVP candidate performance for the Celtics in 2016-17, Isaiah Thomas wanted Boston to back up the Brinks truck. Thomas was entering the final year of his contract, and he believed his production warranted a max contract.
Of course, he and the Celtics weren't on the same page.
Boston shipped him off to Cleveland in the deal for Kyrie Irving, and Thomas's hip injury prevented him from performing at his prior MVP-level.
On Wednesday, when one Twitter user tried to take a dig at Thomas's Brinks truck comment, the now-Washington guard reminded the world — and Jeff — how it actually went down.
Only reason I didn’t get 150mill is cuz I got hurt don’t get it twisted JEFF https://t.co/hVeQPgpYbj— Isaiah Thomas (@isaiahthomas) July 24, 2019
After failing to gain traction in Cleveland and Denver due to a slow recovery from hip surgery, Thomas signed a 1-year, minimum deal in free agency with the Washington Wizards this summer. He played in just 12 games for the Nuggets last year.
The real reason why the Brinks truck is back in the news is because of how Jacksonville Jaguars corner back Jalen Ramsey used one as a prop on the first day of training camp. Notice the fanfare — or lack thereof — to the outspoken Ramsey's charade.
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