LeBron James slams Celtics fans who burned Isaiah Thomas’ jersey

Former Toronto Raptor and Sportsnet NBA analyst Alvin Williams breaks down why the Cleveland Cavaliers came out on top in the short term but the Boston Celtics could be the eventual winners of the Kyrie Irving for Isaiah Thomas trade.

LeBron James couldn’t stay silent after watching Boston Celtics fans burn the jersey of recently-traded star Isaiah Thomas.

In a Twitter rant Thursday, James criticized fans for how they reacted to Thomas’ departure after he was dealt earlier in the week to the Cavaliers in exchange for Kyrie Irving.

James, who’s had his jersey burned in the past, cited how Thomas played a day after his sister died in a car crash in April, giving his all to the Celtics in the post-season after guiding the team to the Eastern Conference’s first seed.

James also defended Gordon Hayward‘s decision to leave the Utah Jazz in the off-season, saying that players should be able to make choices that are best for them.

The Cavaliers’ small forward wasn’t the only one to criticize Celtics fans who set Thomas’ jersey on fire, with Jaylen Brown taking to Twitter to defend his former teammate.

Thomas will make his return to Boston’s TD Garden as a part of the Cavaliers to take on Hawyard and Irving on Jan. 3.