Rajon Rondo irked by Celtics' plans to honor Isaiah Thomas

Pelicans' Tony Allen

The Celtics already plan to devote the night to Pierce, whose No. 34 jersey is being retired and hung in the rafters of TD Garden.

While a member of the Boston Celtics, point guard Isaiah Thomas achieved more than anyone thought was possible for as 5'9 player in the National Basketball Association.

"What has he done?" Rondo asked, according to The Worcester Telegram & Gazette's Bill Doyle.

Rondo apparently doesn't think Thomas deserves any sort of recognition for his time with the Celtics, as while IT was on the team, Boston only managed to reach the conference finals in his final year. "No disrespect to any other organization, but you don't hang conference titles".

An Eastern Conference finals rematch on the court, interspersed with tributes to a Celtics legend.

In his three season in bean town, Thomas helped bring back life into a franchise that hadn't experienced excitement and close to the success since the big three had all left town. Since he wasn't going to play, and his family wasn't going to be in attendance, Thomas asked the Celtics not to play any tribute video for him.




Thomas sent his tweets on the afternoon of the 16th, and later that night, the Celtics took on the New Orleans Pelicans and another former Celtics point guard, Rajon Rondo.

The Celtics obliged-apparently before realizing Cleveland's next visit falls on the night Paul Pierce is having his jersey retired, February 11.

Isaiah Thomas, injured, couldn't participate in the Cleveland Cavaliers' first game in Boston since the Celtics had traded him for Kyrie Irving. What do we hang here?

"[Thomas] didn't put in more work than Paul", Allen said.

"I'm with Pierce, man", said Allen. He pretty much dictated everything.' They let it happen because they felt sorry how [trading him to the Cavaliers] went down. "He put a lot of blood, sweat and tears in this organization, man, and capitalized and had some good results". Turned around and won a championship. "But, after listening to Paul's perspective, I understood it and shared it with Isaiah and he understood it, too".

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