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.
— LeBron James (@KingJames) August 24, 2017
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.
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.