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Isaiah Thomas ‘felt very disrespected’ by Kings

Isaiah Thomas KingsIsaiah Thomas is extremely happy to be with an organization that appreciates him rather than looks for an excuse to replace him.

Thomas was sent by the Sacramento Kings to the Phoenix Suns and signed a four-year, $27 million deal as part of a sign-and-trade this summer. Thomas said at his introductory press conference earlier this week that he liked being in Phoenix because they made him feel like he was wanted. Contrarily, the Kings were always bringing in new players to potentially replace him or making him available in trades. Thomas told The Arizona Republic that made him feel “very disrespected.”

“I felt very disrespected. Every year it was somebody new. I felt I did a good enough job to show them I was a starting point guard or a guy who could play a big role with their team. But they thought differently,” Thomas said via The Republic.

“They’re going to go forward without me, and I’m going to go forward with the Phoenix Suns, and I know something special is coming here.”

The 5-foot-9 point guard is now with a team that has a potent backcourt. In addition to Thomas, the Suns have Goran Dragic and Eric Bledsoe. They also drafted point guard Tyler Ennis 18th overall. There will be plenty of competition, but Thomas has proven that he can produce in the NBA. He will definitely be a big part of the mix for Phoenix.

H/T SI Wire

Isaiah Thomas: Jerryd Bayless is a ‘fake tough guy’ (Video)

Isaiah Thomas’ dislike of Jerryd Bayless was made evident after the Boston Celtics’ 99-89 win over the Sacramento Kings on Friday night.
Isaiah Thomas Jerryd Bayless
Thomas and Bayless had an incident during the fourth quarter where Thomas tried to block Bayless’ shot and ended up standing on top of him. Bayless pushed Thomas to move him from his disrespectful pose on top of him, and Thomas lost it. It looked like he really wanted to go after Bayless, who laughed in response.

Both were assessed technical fouls for the incident. Thomas shared his thoughts on Bayless after the game.

“I don’t like him,” Thomas said via the Sacramento Bee. “End of story. He’s a fake tough guy.”

The two were actually AAU teammates, and Thomas told The Bee that Bayless knows where the animosity comes from.

Well, Isaiah, that’s nice, but nobody else does. Why not share it with the curious public?

Anyway, for calling Bayless a “fake tough guy,” Thomas sure seemed to be the one acting like an idiot and fake tough guy with the way he went after Bayless. His dislike of Bayless almost seems irrational. What happened, did Jerryd steal your girl or something?

Knicks fans boo Isaiah Thomas the player

We all know the story of Isiah Thomas and the New York Knicks. Thomas became the Knicks’ President of Basketball Operations in 2003 and ran the franchise right into the ground. He spent plenty of money but never had any success. When Thomas became the Knicks coach in 2006, it got even worse. He was given plenty of chances and blew essentially all of them. What does all that have to do with Isaiah Thomas of the Sacramento Kings? Nothing at all, aside from the fact that the two share a name.

On Wednesday night, Knicks fans booed Isaiah during introductions and every time he touched the ball. Unfortunately for him, the Kings guard was named after the former Knicks coach.

“When I used to come to (MSG), I heard them talking about firing Isiah and all that, so I knew something was going to happen,” Thomas told reporters after the game according to ESPNNewYork.com. “I knew they were going to boo at least once. I didn’t think they were going to boo the whole time, but it is what it is.”

Spike Lee offered his condolences after the game.

“He grabbed and said, ‘Us little guys got to stick together. But next time you come to New York, just change your name, (laughs)’” Thomas said.

That just goes to show you how much Knicks fans hate Isiah Thomas. The Jeremy Lin craze has produced new Nike sneakers and even a mint-flavored milk shake, but it isn’t enough to stop the name Isiah Thomas from making everyone in the Garden’s skin crawl.